Raiders Would Have Reached An Agreement With Nelson Agholor

The Las Vegas Raiders team has reportedly reached a deal with free agent Nelson Agholor, a wide receiver, according to a source consulted by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Agholor, who turns 27 on May 24, shined at times with the Philadelphia Eagles, but could not be consistent in his five seasons with the team.

He struggled with confidence issues at the start to put together a professional season in 2017, when he caught 62 passes for 768 yards and eight touchdowns. He followed up with a nine-catch, 84-yard display in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots, to help the Eagles win their first championship.


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Agholor, the Eagles’ first-round pick from the USC in 2015, struggled to catch quarterback Carson Wentz last season and finished with a 56% receptions-by-goal ratio that placed him 132 in the NFL at according to ESPN Stats & Information. There were key mistakes along the way, including an expensive one in Week 2 late in the game against the Atlanta Falcons that they lost.

A knee injury left him out of five of the last six games of the 2019 regular season.

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Agholor, who is a good receiver in space, is fast, good on routes with many natural abilities.

In his last five NFL seasons, Agholor had 223 receptions in 375 times that he was aiming for 2,515 yards – an average of 11.2 yards per reception – and 18 touchdowns. The Raiders also reached a one-year deal to renew running back Rod Smith, who appeared in three special team games last season.

Tim MacManus contributed to this report.