Former Chargers and Jaguars WR With 4.36 Speed Signs With Raiders

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Former Chargers and Jaguars WR With 4.36 Speed Signs With Raiders

The lack of a capable deep threat has been obvious over the last two games for the Las Vegas Raiders.

DeSean Jackson was signed, but he is 34 years old, and his most notable play in his first game against the Kansas City Chiefs was a costly fumble.

The Raiders may be out of luck because great deep threats are hard to come by.

That isn’t going to stop them from trying, though.

The team is bolstering its wide receiver corps with even more speed.

Las Vegas is signing Tyron Johnson to their practice squad, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, but he could be called up to the active roster soon.

According to a source, the (hashtag)Raiders have signed former (hashtag)Jaguars and (hashtag)Chargers WR Tyron Johnson to their practice squad, with the possibility of being called up soon.

November 18, 2021, by Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)

Johnson should be familiar to the Raiders, as he was a member of the Los Angeles Chargers last season.

He caught four passes for 111 yards and a touchdown while averaging 27.75 yards per catch in two games against the silver and black.

Johnson ran a 4.36 40-yard dash when he graduated from college, indicating that he can run with the best of them.

He only appeared in five games for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season before being released.

The Raiders clearly saw something in him that they liked and will give him a chance.

He has the speed to stretch the field, and he and Jackson could trade snaps.

That could help the Raiders’ offense open up a little bit.

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Jackson is defended by Derek Carr after a fumble.

As previously stated, Jackson’s only notable play against the Chiefs resulted in an odd fumble.

It happened in the third quarter of a tight game.

The Raiders would have been down 24-21 with some momentum if he had held on to the ball and the drive ended in a touchdown.

Instead, Kansas City scored, and the team fell to a 41-14 defeat.

Although the play was a disaster, quarterback Derek Carr was not yet ready to toss Jackson under the bus.

“I thought he did a great job with what the coaches asked him to do and what to learn and things like that,” Carr said of Jackson after the game on Sunday….

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