Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas agree to 1-year deal
Wide receiver remained one of the Las Vegas Raiders’ biggest needs going into this offseason. The team has addressed that with the signing of former Philadelphia Eagles wideout Nelson Agholor on a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
While the exact financial aspects of the contract are currently unknown, Agholor is a welcome addition to a team that threw just 22 passing touchdowns all of last season.
After posting two-straight seasons of over 750 yards and four touchdowns, the 26-year-old pass-catcher failed to replicate that level of success in 2019.
A knee injury kept forced Agholor to miss five regular-season games for Philadelphia. Even when he was on the field, it seemed as though the USC product’s role was reduced.
All in all, the 6-foot, 198-pound receiver caught 39 balls for 363 yards and three touchdowns for an Eagles team that struggled to get production out of receivers all season.
As for the Raiders, while tight end Darren Waller broke out for 1,145 yards and three touchdowns, fifth-year pro Tyrell Williams was the team’s top wide receiver with 42 catches for 651 yards and six touchdowns.
Undersized rookie and fifth-round pick Hunter Renfrow was the only other Raider to surpass 600 yards receiving on the season.
Regardless, if Agholor can stay healthy, he will provide a solid weapon to whoever lines up under center for Las Vegas.
The team recently signed former No. 2 overall pick and Tennessee Titan Marcus Mariota who could very well push incumbent starter Derek Carr for the top spot on the depth chart.