Raiders sign receiver Ryan Grant

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Ryan Grant‘s free agency was a lot quieter this year than last year, but he has found his new team, in Oakland.

The Raiders have signed Grant, a wide receiver who spent last year in Indianapolis, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Last year Grant signed a four-year, $29 million contract with the Ravens, a contract that was immediately met with derision because Grant’s career up to that point — four years as a backup in Washington — wouldn’t seem to justify that kind of contract. Then the contract was voided when the Ravens announced that Grant had failed his physical because of an ankle injury.

After that Grant couldn’t find anything close to that kind of market, and he ended up signing a one-year, $5 million deal. He finished the season with 35 catches for 334 yards and one touchdown.

Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Grant can earn a maximum of $2.5 million this season from the Raiders, and only if he hits incentives. Suffice to say he’s never going to get back the money he missed out on in Baltimore. In Oakland he joins a receiving corps that includes three other newcomers: Antonio, Tyrell Williams and JJ Nelson.

21 responses to “Raiders sign receiver Ryan Grant

  1. Jay Gruden loved him. Grant runs good routes, and does what his coaches want. He’s just not a good athlete, serviceable but not good. He’s not going to get much separation by himself, doesn’t have outstanding hands and isn’t dangerous after the catch.

    Still, if you want a veteran receiver who will be where he is meant to be as a fourth of fifth receiver, he’ll do a job for you.

  2. Former Redskins GM Scott Mccloughan nicknamed him Ryan Gruden. He was loved by the staff and some fans & yet was not given more opportunities and then subsequently allowed to leave. Sometimes I don’t understand how this game works.

  3. He was the worse player on the Colts last year, he is slow, has bad hands and is afraid of getting hit/tackled. Taking a flyer on an undrafted player makes a lot more sense than giving this guy a camp tryout. Of course, Raider fans are the best at putting a positive spin on anything and everything. I doubt he sniffs the 53 man roster.

  4. How exactly from that article did someone comment that Oak is going to pay him more than the Pats are paying Julian. Not one place in the article does it say his guaranteed $ if there even is a dime of it for next year. Only thing article stays is if he hits every single bonuses he can earn 2.5 mil. What does he earn if he hits non of his incentives. What is he guaranteed if anything if they want to cut him outta camp. You can form 0 conclusions of his base 2019 contract from anything in this article and by just seeing the 2.5 number w/o reading or comprehending the verbiage I can’t help u this is over ur head I guess.

  5. michaelcherittochiefs says:
    April 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm
    Name one coach and GM other than Gruden and Mayock that have done more to build and strengthen their team thus far in the offseason…… exactly, you can’t. Raider Nation!


    Cleveland Browns

  6. The browns come on did they really?Thats why they actually play the games!!! They said we will take players from a bad giants team and some how we will be better

  7. SWFLPC.INC says:
    April 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    So they are paying this guy more than the Patriots pay Julian Edelman?


    Edelman’s contract maxes out at 2.5 mil for the season? What a steal! Reading is essential.

  8. Other than Brown, the other WR acquisitions look really like budget constrained acquisitions. Listening to Jordy Nelson today, it sounds like the Raiders ran out of money. Anyone with wheels apply in Oakland for the minimum. It’s a business, but I’m not impressed with this move. The JJ Nelson move was kind of like the switcheroo (ones good and the other one is not so much, we got the not so much now).

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