In the wake of the release of Antonio Brown, the Raiders still have a pretty good receiving corps. It includes Tyrell Williams, who will now become the top dog, as well as JJ Nelson, Hunter Renfrow, and Ryan Grant. But the depth at receiver is suddenly lacking, and so the Raiders made a call today to bring back a familiar face.
From @nflnetwork: Keelan Doss had a good day today. The Antonio Brown saga resulted in a nice raise for the current #Jaguars WR and former #Raiders undrafted free agent. I explained... pic.twitter.com/ww4BlQsYC7— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 7, 2019
So the Raiders called the Jaguars inquiring about Doss, but Jacksonville didn’t want to give him up. They made Doss a league-minimum offer to stay put, and Doss elected to do so. It does make a bit of sense for Doss, who is already the third-best receiver in the employ of the Jags while he would be the #6 option in Oakland, plus he gets a substantial pay raise from his current team.
The Raiders still need help at WR, and they have an option roster spot. Will they bring up a guy from the practice squad like Marcel Ateman, or young speedster Rico Gafford? Or will they seek help from outside the organization? We’ll probably find out soon enough, but Keelan Doss won’t be returning to the team anytime soon.