Raiders add Williams to pair with Brown


Tyrell Williams, former receiver of the Los Angeles Chargers, intends to sign with the Oakland Raiders, said a source to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

He will become No. 2 receiver of the Raiders behind Antonio Brown, acquired during an exchange with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

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The additions will be welcomed by quarterback Derek Carr, who scored just nine touchdowns last season, finishing 26th in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Recognized by the Chargers as an unprepared rookie of Division II of West Oregon in 2015, Williams has exceeded expectations during his four years with the team.

Williams finished with 41 catches for 653 receiving yards and a total of five touchdowns in 2018. During his career with the Chargers, Williams had 155 receptions for 2,530 yards at the front desk and 17 touchdowns in total.

In 2016, while Keenan Allen was out for the season because of a torn LCA, Williams had his best season. He led the team in receptions (69) and receiving (1,059) rushing yards and was tied with seven touchdowns.

Williams has also been tenacious, playing with stubborn injuries and not missing a match due to injury in four seasons in the NFL.

Eric D. Williams of ESPN contributed to this report.

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