Before Seth Roberts could enter the final year of his rookie deal, the Raiders ensured he would stick around for a couple more. Wednesday, the team signed Roberts to a 2-year extension that will keep him with the Raiders through the 2019 season.
The deal will pay Roberts $12 million over the next three years with $6.45 million guaranteed according to a source. Roberts had been scheduled to earn $615K this season with the option to keep him in 2018 as a restricted free agent, which means the Raiders didn’t have to act now, but opted to get the deal done anyway.
The 4th year pro went undrafted out of West Alabama in 2014. After a season on the practice squad, Roberts has been the Raiders’ primary slot receiver the past two seasons. He has caught 70 passes for 877 yards and 10 touchdowns over the past two seasons as one of Derek Carr’s favorite targets.
He also played all last season with a double hernia, so...yeah. He’s earned it.