Las Vegas Raiders Sign Former Texans Wide Receiver

Free-agent wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has agreed to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to reports from KPRC2's Aaron Wilson.

The 30-year-old veteran, who has previously played for the Houston Texans and New England Patriots, brings 2,001 yards and 12 touchdowns off 151 catches to the Raiders' offense.

Dorsett's connection to head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler from his New England days may have played a role in the signing, but the Raiders are likely hoping that the receiver's familiarity with McDaniels' offense can also help him improve his production.

Dorsett's consistency has been an issue in recent years, however, as he has struggled with injuries and hasn't been a consistent performer. 

Last season with the Texans, Dorsett recorded 20 catches for 257 yards and one touchdown on 40 targets.

The Raiders, who needed a replacement for Mack Hollins as their designated speed threat, may be signaling that Hollins won't be returning in free agency.

Dorsett figures to handle a complementary role in the Raiders' wideout corps, which is slated to be led by returnee Davante Adams and recent free agent addition Jakobi Meyers. 
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