Tight end Darren Waller has also signed up a multi-year extension together with the Oakland Raiders.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the contract will run throughout the 2023 season, consuming what could have been a restricted free agent year in 2020 and then paying Waller roughly $9m (#6.9m) per season for its three seasons after that.
The Baltimore Ravens drafted Waller from the sixth round out of Georgia Tech in 2015, but he struggled to get playing time and served a pair of suspensions for violating the league’s substance-abuse coverage – the next spanning all of the 2017 season.
After launching the 2018 year on the Ravens’ practice group, Waller was signed with the Raiders and played four games last season.
This summer, he had been one of the stars of the TV series”Hard Knocks,” together with all the series spending several sections speaking about Waller’s previous issues with substance abuse. He attained two years sober during camp.
Through five games that year, Waller has 37 catches for 359 yards – both far and away his best marks in any season.
Among NFL tight endsthat he ranks second in receptions and sixth. He entered this year with 18 catches for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns in 22 career games (four starts).
“I am gonna give you all that I got,” Waller told Raider Nation at a video that the group submitted to Twitter on Wednesday night.

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