The Raiders added another playmaker to line up next to Antonio Brown by signing former Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams.
The team announced the deal Wednesday. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Introducing a new vertical threat.
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) March 14, 2019
The Steelers, Browns and Colts were all rumored to have interest in Williams. But, ultimately it was Oakland that came out on top and added some depth to its receiving corps that saw the departure of Amari Cooper last season.
Williams has notched his place as an effective weapon in the AFC West over his four-year career.
He was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 draft and had a breakout season in 2016 with 69 receptions for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 2018, Williams remained a favorite target for Philip Rivers and had 653 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
Williams, who turned 27 in February, will likely become Oakland’s No. 2 receiver behind Brown and ahead of 10-year veteran Jordy Nelson, who signed a two-year deal last offseason.