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The Las Vegas Raiders have added another tight end to pair with Darren Waller, signing veteran Jason Witten to a one-year deal worth up to $4.75 million. Witten caught 63 of 83 passes last season, gaining 529 yards and four touchdowns. That was also roughly where he was at for the three seasons prior to his 2018 retirement.

Witten, 38 in May, has played all 16 of his NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted in the third round in 2003 out of Tennessee and he’s a certain Hall of Famer after making 11 Pro Bowl appearances. Only Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates could compete with his numbers at the position over that period of time, but Witten has also been one of the most durable players in the NFL. He’s missed only one game in his career and that came during his rookie season. Witten did miss all of 2018 during a one-year retirement in which he was color commentator for Monday Night Football, a position he took over for when Jon Gruden departed to coach the Raiders.