There wasn’t really any doubt, but it’s now official that Daryl Worley will be back with the Raiders in 2019. The team announced the fourth-year cornerback has signed his restricted free agent tender.
Some people were surprised the Raiders opted to give the former 3rd round pick a 2nd round tender instead of an original round tender. The 2nd round tender carries with it a salary of $3.095 million salary while the original round tender is $2.025 million salary. So, basically the Raiders paid $1 million to ensure their 2018 starter was not signed away by another team.
Worley was signed last offseason to a 2-year deal and quickly became a favorite of Jon Gruden. He was a rare bright spot on the Raiders defense last season and will head into 2019 as a starter opposite Third-year cornerback Gareon Conley.
The team has also added cornerbacks Lamarcus Joyner and Nevin Lawson this offseason and returns 2018 4th round pick Nick Nelson.
Running back Jalen Richard also received a round two tender from the Raiders.