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Tracking the latest free agency rumors for Nelson Agholor

Agholor did well on his one-year Raiders contract. Can he parlay that into a good deal in free agency?

Wide receiver Nelson Agholor #15 of the Las Vegas Raiders avoids a tackle by cornerback Byron Jones #24 of the Miami Dolphins in the second half of their game at Allegiant Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 26-25. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

We are already into the thick of the NFL offseason and that means free agency. Teams can’t contact free agents until March 15th, but news of the top players will circulate as we close in on that starting point. Dak Prescott, Richard Sherman, Chris Godwin, Trent Williams, Allen Robinson, Hunter Henry and Kenny Golladay are just a few of the big names set to hit unrestricted free agency when the new league year opens on March 17th. Many free agents stand a good chance of signing a contract with their current team or being franchise tagged before then, but many will be taking calls when the tampering period opens on March 15th.

2020 in review

Agholor made the best out of his one-year contract year in Las Vegas, as he caught 48 passes for 896 yards and eight touchdowns. The yardage is a career high while the touchdowns tie his career high. He was helped out by rookies Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards hitting rookie walls while Tyrell Williams missed the season with an injury, but his 18.7 yards per reception is something that could carry over to a new team.

Possible destinations

Agholor would primarily be a deep threat for whatever team he ends up on in 2021. There are plenty of deep threats out there, but not many that have actually put up the numbers to back it up. The usual suspects will be in on him, likely including the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Washington Football Team, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals, among others.

Do the Raiders want to keep him?

Jon Gruden loves this guy and his work ethic and production, but he may not be a good fit for a team trying to develop young wide receivers. If the market is right, the team would welcome him back with open arms, but they aren’t going to overspend for him. If the market is decent for his services, he’ll likely move on.

Fantasy implications

Agholor will need a pass-first offense that wants to test teams deep often for real fantasy value. He’s not going to be a No. 1 receiver, but in the right spot could continue to rack up yardage and touchdowns.

Rumored interest