Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams has agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $ 6.2 million with the Detroit Lions, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Lions could have a revamped wide receiver corps in 2021 as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola all become free agents later this month.
Williams, who missed the entire 2020 season due to a torn labrum in his shoulder that required surgery, was released by the Raiders last month.
He signed a four-year, $ 44.4 million contract that included a guaranteed $ 22 million with the Raiders as a free agent in 2019. All guaranteed money was paid out on his contract, and the Raiders saved $ 11.6 million against his limit by releasing him.
Williams, who turned 29 in February, had 42 receptions for 651 yards and six touchdowns for the Raiders in 2019. But plantar fasciitis in both feet held him back and he missed two games.
He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Chargers and had 155 receptions for 2,530 yards and 17 touchdowns in 55 games. His best season came in 2016, when he had 69 receptions for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns.
The move to Detroit reunites Williams with Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, who was the Chargers head coach when Williams was on the roster in 2017 and 2018.