On Wednesday, the Raiders released former Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams just two years into a four-year, $44.3 million deal that he signed prior to the 2019 season.
In his first year with the team, he caught 42 passes for 651 yards and six touchdowns in 12 starts. This past year, Williams missed the entire season after suffering a labrum tear.
The #Raiders released WR Tyrell Williams two years into a 4-year, $44.3M free agent deal. He missed last year with a torn labrum.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 24, 2021
Williams’ best season in the NFL came during the 2016 season when he caught 69 passes for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns. That was the same year Keenan Allen tore his ACL in the opener which allowed Williams to breakout and show that he could handle a substantial workload as a WR1. In his final two seasons with the Chargers, he caught a combined 84 passes for 1,381 yards and nine touchdowns.
Now for today’s links.
Justin Herbert crashed virtual calls with fans (Chargers.com)
Three free agent tight ends to replace Virgil Green (Bolt Beat)
Chargers should make a splash in signing Corey Linsley (Chargers Wire)
See which Chargers are unrestricted free agents (Chargers.com)
J.J. Watt has multiple offers from teams (ESPN)
The Bucs want to extend Tom Brady’s contract (ESPN)
Top landing spots for free agent Allen Robinson (CBS Sports)
Team fits for the NFL’s top free agents (NFL.com)
Raiders release Tyrell Williams (NFL.com)
John Lynch says Jimmy G will start for the 49ers in 2021 (Pro Football Talk)