Even with the addition of DeSean Jackson to the roster this week, the Las Vegas Raiders continue to kick the butt on potential additions to the roster at the receiver.
Via Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790, the Raiders Sports Jaelen Strong, Jeff Badet, Gary Jennings and Marqise Lee.
Strong has not been on an NFL roster since he was released by the Cleveland Browns at the end of training camp in 2019. Strong was a third-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2015 and spent parts of three seasons with the team.
Badet was in camp with the Atlanta Falcons this summer before being placed on the injured reserve list due to injury. Atlanta released him from the injured reserve in mid-August. Badet has also spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Football Team.
Jennings was a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2019 and only lasted half a season with the team before being waived in November without appearing in a game. He was claimed by the Miami Dolphins and appeared in a single game with the team before landing on an injured reserve. He spent time on the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills practice squads and was in camp with the Indianapolis Colts before being waived/injured.
Lee was a second-choice of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014 and spent six seasons with the team. Lee retired from playing last season due to COVID-19 reasons. He briefly signed with the San Francisco 49ers in May, but was released less than a week later. He has 63 catches in his career for 851 yards and three touchdowns for the Jaguars in 2016.
In addition to the four receivers, the Raiders also looked at quarterback Kevin Hogan. Hogan played a total of eight games in the NFL, starting with one for the Cleveland Browns in 2017. He has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Football Team, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals. Since recipients need someone to give them passes, Hogan probably filled that role for the purposes of the workouts.
The Raiders seek help from the recipient after releasing Henry Riggs III following his fatal car accident last week.