Raiders sign Kenyan Drake, Derek Carrier

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Free agent running back Kenyan Drake is on the way to Las Vegas.

Drake has signed a deal with the Raiders, his agent announced on Twitter.

The 27-year-old Drake was a third-round draft pick of the Dolphins in 2016 and played in Miami until 2019, when he was traded to the Cardinals. Last year Drake had his best season statistically, with 239 carries for 955 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Raiders have also re-signed tight end Derek Carrier, who barely played on offense but was a valuable member of their special teams.

15 responses to “Raiders sign Kenyan Drake, Derek Carrier

  1. Wow Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake may be the best rb combo in football right now

  2. You can never have too many RBs. Jacobs and Drake as a one-two punch is a good move. Bucs did it with Jones and Fournette and that worked out pretty well for them.

  3. nhpats2011 says:
    Drake is an excellent pickup

    Sure, because the Raiders are in desperate need of another running back to play behind a non-existent offensive line, part of a sputtering offense that will translate to more time on the field for an already awful and exhausted defense.
    Vegas clearly has a plan. Then again, Custer had a plan at the Little Bighorn, too. Some plans are better than others I guess.

  4. This dude can ball. If Gruden would stay committed to the run….but now we have no one to block :\

  5. I really don’t get the move. They have so many more pressing needs than RB. Does not mean they cant add a back, but why overspend on a position that is seeing a steady decline in value over the past few seasons, especially when they have so many holes to fill.

  6. Good pick up. Now to find a right tackle & center. Miller at LT, Incognito and Good at the guard spots or Good at RT. Hudson leaving hurts but centers can be had in the draft, The RT we lost hardly ever played anyway. We also have Simpson that we drafted last year just got to get them together and cohesive as a unit.

  7. Right now, the Raiders have a worse O-line than the Chiefs and that is saying something.

  8. honkeyt says:
    March 18, 2021 at 3:42 pm
    This dude can ball. If Gruden would stay committed to the run….but now we have no one to block :\

    Have you watched a Raiders game lately or ever going back to Gruden’s first term? Gruden is more than committed to the run!

  9. WHAT! K.Drake surely wasn’t less than $2.5 mil a yr (backup RB money) therefore that money + other head scratcher WR FA John Brown money ($5 mil) and combined that $$ should have gone towards a real #1 and big body WR KGolladay. speedy Ruggs3 + slot Renfrow + super TE Waller. now u have improved team .. with Jacobs at RB only needed a backup RB (Mike Boone or PLindsey) would have been more than good enough and cost approx $2 mil/yr

  10. Good player, but this signing makes no sense. Raiders have much larger needs. Got glaring needs on the o-line and secondary. We have a top 10-15 back in Jacobs, and he’s not costing us anything. Could’ve filled other needs with this contract.

  11. Jacobs has never been an every down back, this actually makes a ton of sense behind a new line, if the O-line struggles, having a 2 dimensional backfield could add some more options. Also remember Drake is a pretty good receiver out of the backfield.

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