Las Vegas Raiders announce multiple signings, including 3rd round pick
May 16, 2023, 9:52 AM | Updated: 9:52 am
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The Las Vegas Raiders announced a pair of signings Monday evening, securing nearly all of their draft picks to deals.
First, the team announced they’ve signed rookie defensive tackle Byron Young. According to Sports Illustrated, the four-year deal is worth $5.7 million. Young was selected in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Last week, first-round selection Tyree Wilson signed a four-year, $27 million rookie contract. Tight end Michael Mayer and cornerback Jakorian Bennett are the lone rookies who remain unsigned.
In a press release announcing the move, the Raiders note Young left Alabama “with 26 starts over four seasons (2019-22), totaling 138 tackles (56 solo), 22.5 tackles, eight sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.” During his senior year, Young was named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and second-team All-American by the AFCA.
We have signed third-round draft pick DT Byron Young » https://t.co/uBD9tQs1e2 pic.twitter.com/BQ7a9dxQrX
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) May 15, 2023
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In additional Raiders news, the team announced they’ve also signed another former Patriot. After spending the past three seasons with New England, wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson joins Las Vegas. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. In four career games, Wilkerson has only totaled 42 yards and two touchdowns.
As a result of the signing, the team announced they have released Tyler Johnson.
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