Raiders Sign Tyrell Williams to Join Antonio BrownBy David A.
On Wednesday, the Oakland Raiders announced they signed Tyrell Williams a former wide receiver with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Sources said that the new deal with Williams was for four years and $44 million with $22 million guaranteed. Incentives in the contract can increase the deal to $47 million.
Williams will become Oakland’s No. 2 receiver behind former Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown who was acquired by the Raiders last Saturday.
The new additions to the Raiders receiving corps will be welcomed by Derek Carr who last season threw just nine touchdowns passes to his wide receivers.
Williams was signed in 2015 as a rookie by the Chargers after going undrafted following his football career with Western Oregon a Division II school. Williams was a pleasant surprise for the Chargers during the four years he played with the team.
In 2018, Williams caught 41 passes for 653 yards and five TDs. For his career, Williams has 155 receptions, 2,530 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Keenan Allen was out for the full 2016 season for the Chargers due to a torn ACL and Williams enjoyed his best season as a pro leading the team with 69 receptions and 1,059 receiving yards and tied for the lead on the team with seven touchdown receptions.
Williams has shown he is tough as well, playing through several injuries and not missing any games because of injury across his four seasons in the NFL.
The Raiders will be considered a big threat to Kansas City in the AFC West with the addition of Brown and Williams.