Raiders ink WR Seth Roberts to 2-year extension

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The Oakland Raiders announced on Wednesday that they have signed wide receiver Seth Roberts to a two-year contract extension that will run through the 2019 season.

The journey didn’t come easy for the 6-foot-2 wide receiver. He made the team by way of an undrafted free agent out of West Alabama in 2014 and was waived by the Raiders prior to the start of the regular season.

Roberts paid his dues as a member of the practice squad his entire rookie season before cracking the 53-man roster ahead of the 2015 season.

He burst onto the scene in his sophomore season in the NFL, making five starts and playing in all 16 games en route to 480 yards on 32 catches and five touchdowns.

Behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree last season, Roberts served as the team’s No. 3 receiver, hauling in 38 catches for 397 yards and five more scores. His signature moment came on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, when head coach Jack Del Rio opted to go for it on fourth down with the Raiders creeping into field goal range.

Quarterback Derek Carr hit his wide receiver, who shimmied between two Bucs defenders and strolled into the endzone for the win.

The passing attack figures to be a strength once again for the Raiders, who got more than 2,000 yards between Crabtree and Cooper in 2016. Added into the fray is tight end Jared Cook, who signed a two-year deal in March.

The Raiders are on the road against the Tennessee Titans to open up Week 1 of the regular season.

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