The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent RB Ameer Abdullah, the club announced Friday.
Abdullah joins the Silver and Black after spending time with the Carolina Panthers (2021), Minnesota Vikings (2018-21) and Detroit Lions (2015-18). The 5-foot-9, 203-pound running back has appeared in 91 career games with 23 starts, totaling 409 carries for 1,574 yards with six touchdowns and adding 119 receptions for 865 yards with seven touchdowns.
Last season, Abdullah appeared in all 17 contests with one start, recording 51 carries for 166 yards and 38 receptions for 289 yards with one TD. He set career highs with receptions (38) and receiving yards (289) in 2021.
A native of Homewood, Ala., Abdullah played four years (2011-14) at Nebraska, starting in all 53 games he played and finishing with 813 carries for 4,744 yards with 29 touchdowns and adding 73 receptions for 690 yards with seven touchdowns. He ended his collegiate career as the only player in school history to record three consecutive seasons with 1,000-plus rushing yards.
The Las Vegas Raiders have acquired WR Davante Adams via a trade with the Green Bay Packers, the club announced Friday. As part of the trade terms, Las Vegas will send the Packers the team’s first- and second-round selection (22nd and 53rd overall) in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Adams joins the Raiders after eight seasons with the Packers, helping Green Bay to six postseason appearances. The Packer’s second-round (53rd overall) pick in 2014, is a five-time Pro Bowler (2017-21) and two-time Associated Press All-Pro First Team selection (2020-21). He appeared in 116 games with 109 starts, recording 669 receptions for 8,121 yards with 73 touchdowns. In 11 career postseason games, Adams has posted 72 catches for 910 yards with eight touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound wide receiver leaves Green Bay as one of the top wide receivers in franchise history, ranking second in receptions, fourth in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns.
In 2021, Adams set a franchise single-season record with both 123 receptions and 1,553 receiving yards, adding 11 receiving touchdowns. Adams holds the club’s top-two single-season performances by a receiver, tallying 123 receptions in 2021 and 115 in 2020. Additionally, his 18 receiving touchdowns in 2020 tied for the first in franchise history.
A native of Redwood City, Calif., Adams started all 26 games he appeared in for Fresno State (2012-13), recording 233 receptions, 3,030 yards with 38 touchdowns. He set the school records for receptions (233) and receiving touchdowns (38) despite playing just two seasons for the Bulldogs and posted 13 games with 100-plus receiving yards during his collegiate career.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent QB Garrett Gilbert, the club announced Monday.
Gilbert, a 6-foot-4, 221-pound quarterback, joins the Silver and Black after spending time with the Washington Football Team (2021), New England Patriots (2014-15, 2021), Dallas Cowboys (2020), Cleveland Browns (2019-20), Carolina Panthers (2017-18), Raiders (2015-16), Detroit Lions (2015) and St. Louis Rams (2014). Over his career, Gilbert has appeared in eight games with two starts, completing 43-of-75 attempts for 477 yards with one touchdown against one interception for a passer rating of 75.3.
Last season, Gilbert started one game for Washington, completing 20-of-31 attempts for 194 yards for a passer rating of 81.9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
A native of Austin, Texas, Gilbert played in 47 games with 37 starts during his time at Southern Methodist (2012-13) and Texas (2009-11). He finished his collegiate career completing 908-of-1,548 attempts for 9,761 yards with 49 touchdowns against 45 interceptions, adding 295 carries for 1,013 yards with 20 touchdowns.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent LB Micah Kiser, the club announced Monday.
Kiser joins the Silver and Black after spending time with the Denver Broncos (2021) and Los Angeles Rams (2018-21), who originally selected him in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Kiser has appeared in 36 games with 11 starts, recording 94 tackles (51 solo), three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
In 2021, the 6-foot, 244-pound linebacker split time with the Rams and Broncos, appearing in 11 games with two starts and totaling 17 tackles.
A native of Baltimore, Md., Kiser played four seasons at Virginia (2014-17), appearing in 49 games. Kiser finished his collegiate career ranked fifth all-time in school history with 411 career tackles.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent T Brandon Parker, the club announced Monday.
Parker rejoins the Silver and Black after originally being selected by the club in the third round (65th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-8, 320-pound tackle has appeared in 54 contests with 32 starts over his first four years with the Raiders.
In 2021, Parker appeared in all 17 games with 13 starts at right tackle, helping Las Vegas rank 11th in total offense with 363.8 yards per game and sixth in passing with 268.6 yards per game.
A native of Kannapolis, N.C., Parker played four seasons at North Carolina A&T, starting all 48 games of his career at left tackle. He was a three-time FCS All-American at left tackle and was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the year for three straight years from 2015-17.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent LB Kyler Fackrell, the club announced Monday.
Fackrell joins the Silver and Black after spending time with the Los Angeles Chargers (2021), New York Giants (2020) and Green Bay Packers (2016-19), who originally selected him in the third round (88th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound linebacker has appeared in 86 games with 19 starts over his career, totaling 143 tackles (99 solo), 23.5 sacks, one interception which was returned for a touchdown, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
In 2021, Fackrell played in 13 games with one start in his lone season with the Chargers, recording 16 tackles (11), three sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
A native of Mesa, Ari., Fackrell started all 41 of his career games at Utah State (2011-15), registering 253 tackles (104), 12 sacks, four interceptions with one returned for a touchdown, eight passes defensed, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. He was a three-time all-conference selection and was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as a senior in 2015.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent TE Jacob Hollister, the club announced Tuesday.
Hollister, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end, joins the Silver and Black after stops with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2021), Seattle Seahawks (2019-20) and New England Patriots (2017-18). Hollister has appeared in 57 games with 12 starts over his five-year career, totaling 83 receptions for 707 yards with seven touchdowns.
Last season, Hollister played in seven games with two starts for the Jaguars, recording nine receptions for 55 yards. He set career highs in 2019 with 41 receptions for 349 yards and three touchdowns.
A native of Bend, Ore., Hollister played in 30 games at Wyoming (2014-6) after starting his collegiate career at Nevada (2012) and transferring to Arizona Western Junior College (2013). Hollister caught 75 passes for 1,114 yards with 12 touchdowns during his three seasons at Wyoming.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent WR Demarcus Robinson, the club announced Tuesday.
Robinson joins the Raiders after spending his first six seasons with the Kansas City, helping the Chiefs to six postseason appearances. Robinson, who was originally drafted by the Chiefs in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft, has appeared in 97 career games with 41 starts and totaled 145 receptions for 1,679 yards with 14 touchdowns. In 13 career postseason games, Robinson has recorded 14 catches for 220 yards with one touchdown.
Last season, the 6-foot-1, 202-pound wide receiver played in all 17 games with 10 starts, totaling 25 receptions for 264 yards with three touchdowns.
A native of Fort Valley, Ga., Robinson appeared in 32 games with 20 starts at Florida. He finished his collegiate career with 106 receptions for 1,355 yards with nine touchdowns.
The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent DT Kyle Peko, the club announced Tuesday.
Peko joins the Silver and Black after stops with the Tennessee Titans (2021), Denver Broncos (2016-21), Indianapolis Colts (2019) and Buffalo Bills (2018-19). The 6-foot-1, 305-pound defensive tackle has appeared in 21 games with three starts, recording 23 tackles (14 solo), two sacks and one forced fumble.
In 2021, Peko played in eight games with three starts for Tennessee, setting career highs with 10 tackles (seven), two sacks and one forced fumble.
A native of La Habra, Calif., Peko played one season at Oregon State (2015) after transferring from Cerritos Junior College. As a senior in 2015, Peko started all 12 games and recorded 45 tackles (24), two sacks and two passes defensed, earning honorable mention PAC-12 honors.