Raiders add WR Jakobi Meyers on 3-year deal

New England Patriots free agent extensive receiver Jakobi Meyers has agreed to a three-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders price $33 million, together with $21 million assured, sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The transfer reunites Meyers with Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, who was Meyers’ offensive coordinator with the Patriots 2019-21.

It additionally returns Meyers to the scene of a play he’d wish to neglect from final season. The Raiders had a walk-off victory towards the Patriots after Meyers tried a lateral to quarterback Mac Jones solely to have it picked off by Chandler Jones, who returned it 48 yards for the successful landing.

Meyers, 26, was an unrestricted free agent for the primary time after coming into the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of NC State in 2019.

He has performed in 60 profession NFL regular-season video games (39 begins), totaling 235 receptions for two,758 yards and eight touchdowns. It marks probably the most profession receptions and yards for an undrafted free agent in Patriots historical past.

Meyers performed the 2022 season on a $3.98 million restricted free agent contract. He has proved to be an intermediate goal within the cross recreation with outdoors flex and has the flexibility to stretch defenses on seams and deep over routes.

His preliminary contract with the Patriots was a three-year, $1.76 million pact that included a $10,000 signing bonus.

Six-foot-2, 200-pound Meyers, who had been recruited to NC State as a quarterback, had performed extensive receiver for less than three seasons when he arrived in New England. He has steadily grown into the place, whereas additionally tapping his outdated QB expertise on trick performs, as he’s 4-of-4 for 88 yards, with two landing passes.

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ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Matt Bowen contributed to this report.