Las Vegas Raiders sign rookie tight end Michael Mayer

Jun 15, 2023, 1:35 PM | Updated: 2:53 pm

Michael Mayer of Notre Dame participates in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on ...

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 04: Michael Mayer of Notre Dame participates in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 04, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Rookie tight end Michael Mayer is officially a member of the Las Vegas Raiders.

The team announced the signing of their second-round pick out of Notre Dame Wednesday night. The team didn’t release the terms of the contract.

Mayer was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft after the Raiders traded up with the Indianapolis Colts.

“A three-year starter, Mayer played in 36 games with 28 starts and set program records for tight ends with 180 receptions for 2,099 yards (11.7 avg.) and 18 receiving touchdowns,” the Raiders said in a press release. “In 2022, Mayer was named a first-team All-American by Associated Press and was a John Mackey Award finalist after leading all FBS tight ends with nine touchdown receptions. He became the only tight end in the FBS with more than 800 receiving yards in both 2021 and 2022.”

Before the draft, the Raiders signed veteran tight ends Austin Hooper and O.J. Howard.

Mayer was one of the last rookies to remain unsigned by the team. Fourth-round cornerback Jakorian Bennett is now the lone rookie to remain unsigned.


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