Last week, the Las Vegas Raiders sent a 2019 first-round pick on waivers as they said goodbye to safety Johnathan Abram.
On Monday, the Raiders added 2019 first-round pick on waivers as NFL Media reported that Las Vegas has claimed defensive tackle Jerry Tillery. Tillery, who was taken at No. 28 overall three years ago (one pick after the Raiders drafted Abram), was waived Friday by the Los Angeles Chargers.
NFL Media also reported that the Raiders thought about trading for Tillery before the Nov. 1 trade deadline. Tillery has shown a decent ability to rush the passer from the inside. Tillery, 26, has 10.5 sacks in 54 NFL games. Tillery, who is 6-foot-6, 306 pounds, played in seven games for the Chargers this season with eight tackles and one sack.
The Raiders have an NFL low 10 sacks in nine games and have one sack in the past three games, all losses. So, they need some help at pass-rusher. Expect Tillery to quickly be worked into the defensive rotation.
Tillery was very popular on the waiver wire. At 2-7, the Raiders have the second highest waiver-claim priority.
Eight teams - Las Vegas, Detroit, Carolina, Indianapolis, San Francisco, New York Jets, New York Giants, and Kansas City - put in waiver claims for former Chargers’ first-round pick Jerry Tillery, who was assigned to the Raiders.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 14, 2022