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Report: Jason Witten, Raiders come to terms on deal

Jason Waller is set to play in his 17th NFL season.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten runs with the ball after a catch in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at AT&T Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Witten had spent all 16 of his seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, but now he’s moving on. The tight end has agreed to sign a one-year, $4.75 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. Dallas has already made a three-year, $25.25 million commitment to Blake Jarwin this offseason, signaling that it was time for Witten to go.

Witten returned to the field in 2019 after spending one season as a broadcaster. The 11-time Pro Bowl player tallied 63 catches for 529 yards and two scores in year 16 and proved that he can still be serviceable in the passing game. He’ll join a tight end group that includes Darren Waller, who hauled in a career high 90 receptions for 1,145 yards and three scores last season.

The Raiders have made it a point to acquire experienced backups, as they’re also bringing Marcus Mariota into the quarterback room. But a dynamic wideout is still needed to maximize the team’s offensive potential. Los Vegas is expected to look for one in the 2020 NFL Draft.