Colts free agent WR Ryan Grant signs with Raiders

Wide receiver Ryan Grant signs a contract with the Oakland Raiders in Alameda Calif. Wednesday

Wide receiver Ryan Grant signs a contract with the Oakland Raiders in Alameda Calif. Wednesday

The Oakland Raiders signed wideout Ryan Grant on Wednesday, adding the veteran to an overhauled position group that includes Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and J.J. Nelson. With the Colts, he appeared in 14 games with a career-high 10 starts and caught 35 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown.

Hitting free agency for the first time in his career last offseason, he signed a one-year deal with the Colts, who were in need of some playmaking ability at the wide receiver position behind T.Y. Hilton.

Grant, who played his collegiate football at Tulane University, was originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round (142nd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He joins Oakland after spending the 2018 season in Indianapolis.

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Terms of his deal with the Raiders were not immediately available. He set single-season career highs across the board in 2017, tallying 45 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdown receptions.

Oakland had courted Grant a year ago; a fifth-round pick of Washington in 2014, Grant spent his first four National Football League seasons as a reserve receiver with the team. The Raiders have made the playoffs only once since last making the Super Bowl back during the 2002 season and have recorded just one winning campaign during that span.

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