Keelan Doss reverses field, returns to Raiders

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Give the Raiders credit for being persistent.

Of course, their persistence was required to help bandage a self-inflicted wound, but they need a win wherever they can get it.

Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Raiders were successful in their second run at wide receiver Keelan Doss, signing him off the Jaguars practice squad to come fill the roster spot created by the release of Antonio Brown.

A Hard Knocks favorite, Doss had initially chosen to stay with the Jaguars. But then the Raiders gave him a $300,000 signing bonus, and a fully guaranteed $495,000 base salary. Coupled with Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles going down with a broken collarbone, it was enough to lure him home.

The undrafted rookie and Alameda native was released by the Raiders at final cuts, but could end up having a much bigger role than anyone imagined — with a much fatter wallet.

27 responses to “Keelan Doss reverses field, returns to Raiders

  1. Cutting a player when you have more talented players is not a “self inflicted wound.” Just saying

  2. This was the best news I heard all day yesterday. Yes, he’s not AB, but he’s a lot more exciting, to me at least, than J.J. Nelson or Ryan Grant. Let’s see what the guy can do, given a chance.

  3. Surge92 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 8:49 am
    This was the best news I heard all day yesterday. Yes, he’s not AB, but he’s a lot more exciting, to me at least, than J.J. Nelson or Ryan Grant. Let’s see what the guy can do, given a chance.
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    I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Nelson. He’s going to have a good season. But, yes, I agree. Excited to have Doss back. Made my day!

  4. Honestly, I think he was #54 out of 53 players, (or maybe 55 because they brought Kyle Wilber back first) which is they didn’t bring up Ateman or Gafford. I think cutting Doss was more of an inability to fit him in given the depth at WR at the time, not a commentary on his talent and potential upside. Now that he is on the 53, I really hope he balls out. How could you not root for this guy?

  5. So glad to see this happen. As soon as I heard about Antonio Brown’s childish behavior being rewarded with a release, I thought how much of a shame it was that Doss was released, and that maybe he’d have been kept if Antonio had only played his immature crybaby games sooner.

  6. Oh my God this has made my morning. I am so glad Doss is back on the team. This to me was the biggest screwover that AB gave the Raiders because if he bailed over the summer Doss would still be there. Great move!!!!!

  7. I hope AB is as big a nuisance in New England as he was here. With all that the Raiders did to be on his side, what with the stupid cryotherapy nonsense, and the idiotic helmet saga, and then he turns and bites them in the butt? Good riddance. His talent on field can’t always overshadow his buffonery off the field. And his tweets and i-grams show that he thinks he’s ‘above’ every body else on the team. Good riddance.

    And welcome back Keelan Doss. Let’s hope you turn your chance here into something big! We’re all rooting for you.

  8. Thanks for putting another knife in the side of the Jags this weekend. The stadium over half full of Chiefs fans did not look well either. The Jags need to get sold, moved, and have a new staff. Awful team

  9. Doss could be spectacular with attention to detail. More importantly the garbage that was holding EVERYONE down was terminated. With accountability we’re in every game this isn’t rocket science!! Win Now change the culture.

  10. So the truth finally emerges….the whole AB snafu was simply a ploy to get Keelan Doss back to Oakland !

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