AP source: Raiders to add Nelson, release Crabtree
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders are shuffling wide receivers, signing free agent Jordy Nelson and releasing Michael Crabtree.
A person familiar with the moves says Nelson agreed to a two-year contract on Thursday after the Raiders spent more than a day meeting with the former Green Bay Packers star. The person says Oakland is also cutting ties with Crabtree after three seasons, leaving Nelson and Amari Cooper as the team’s starters.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the moves have not been announced. NFL Network first reported Nelson’s signing and ESPN first reported Crabtree’s release.
The Raiders also signed former Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin to a one-year contract.
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