Raiders news: Las Vegas signing catcher Keelan Cole

The Las Vegas Raiders continue to add parts to the roster with the draft over and the team in offseason program mode.

ESPN has announced that the Raiders will sign veteran receiver Keelan Cole.

Cole, 29, has started 11 games for the New York Jets last season and had 28 catches for 449 yards (a 16.0 per catch average) with a touchdown. Cole, a product of the small school Kentucky Wesleyan, enters his sixth season in the NFL. He spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars before signing with the Jets last year.

He has 187 catches and 13 touchdowns in his career. He had a career-high 55 catches for the Jags in 2020. There’s no doubt that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will be the best quarterback Cole has played with.

He’s the fourth veteran receiver Las Vegas has added this offseason, joining superstar Davante Adams (via trade) and fellow free agent rookies Demarcus Robinson and Mack Hollins. They join slots catcher Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards, who was expected to be the No. 2 catcher.

The Raiders will keep five or six receivers, so there will be a lot of competition in training camp.

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