Raiders News: Jordan Veasy signed, Sutton Smith cut
Just when it looked like the Las Vegas Raiders were done making trades and ready to head into training camp with the guys they had under contract, they sign another wide receiver. The Raiders reached an agreement with Jordan Veasy on Friday, according to Overtime Sports Management Group LLC.
The 27-year-old wide future hails from Gadsden, Alabama and has roots in the Bay Area after playing at UC Berkley in college. In two seasons at Cal, he collected 63 receptions for 797 yards and scored nine touchdowns. He entered the NFL in 2018 after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.
Veasy was cut by the Titans at the end of training camp that year and has bounced around the league since then, signing contracts with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Tickets and Washington commanders. He never made it past the practice squad with these clubs, however, he signed with the Houston Texanspractice squad last season and was called up for two regular season games. In these contests, he recorded no receiving statistics, but managed to recover a fumble and play on special teams.
At 6’3” and 221 pounds, Veasy adds some size to the Raiders receiving body that the positional group lacked, especially after trading Bryan Edwards. That being said, Veasy’s best chance of making the final roster will be to carve out a role on the special teams.
Las Vegas released fullback Sutton Smith in a corresponding move. Smith was a late addition to the squad last season as he signed a two-year contract with the Raiders after Alec Ingold tore an ACL. The former has played well enough to be held back by the new regime, up to this point, and was scheduled to engage in a positional battle with Jakob Johnson during training camp.
However, this competition will not materialize as head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler will stay with “their guy”, Johnson, who played for the New England Patriots before signing with the Raiders as a free agent this offseason. That is, unless someone else is brought in between now and the end of July…