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2021 NFL free agency: Friday roundup of latest news, buzz

The Raiders have added another wideout in free agency.

Las Vegas announced Friday it has signed veteran receiver Willie Snead.

Snead is entering his eighth season in the NFL and his first in the AFC West. The 28-year-old wideout spent the last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens after short stints in Cleveland and Carolina and a lengthy stay in New Orleans.

Over three campaigns in Baltimore, Snead started 29 of 45 games played, hauling in 126 catches for 1,422 yards and nine TDs.

Snead will join his former Ravens teammate and fellow new Raiders receiver John Brown in Vegas. Brown and Snead were signed by the Raiders this offseason in part to replace the production offset by the loss of Nelson Agholor, who signed with New England.

Elsewhere around the NFL on Friday:

  • The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed receiver Mike Thomas. Thomas caught a career-high 13 balls for 132 yards and one TD for Cincinnati in 2020.
  • The Baltimore Ravens are signing free-agent wideout Sammy Watkins to a one-year, $6 million deal, Rapoport reported.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers are signing quarterback Chase Daniel to serve as backup to Justin Herbert, Rapoport reports.
  • The Washington Football Team signed cornerback Darryl Roberts.
  • The Seattle Seahawks are signing defensive tackle Al Woods to a one-year, $3 million deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Woods gets a $750,000 signing bonus from the team with which he spent the 2011 and 2019 seasons. Woods' signing comes as the Seahawks' plans to part ways with longtime starter Jarran Reed ended with him being officially released on Friday. The team also announced the re-signing of guard Jordan Simmons, offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and defensive end Benson Mayowa.
  • C.J. Beathard will get $2.75 million guaranteed from the Jacksonville Jaguars on his two-year deal, Rapoport reported, an indication he'll be on the roster in 2021 and more evidence Gardner Minshew won't be.
  • Lawrence Guy's four-year contract with the New England Patriots is worth $11.5 million, Rapoport reported.
  • The San Francisco 49ers re-signed cornerback K'Waun Williams to a one-year, $2.378 million deal, per Rapoport. The Niners also traded up from the 12th overall pick to the third overall in a deal with the Miami Dolphins, Rapoport reported Friday. Miami receives the 12th overall selection from San Francisco, a third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, per Rapoport. San Francisco later announced the trade.
  • The Miami Dolphins traded away the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the No. 12 pick, first- and third-round picks in 2022 and a 2023 first-round pick. The Dolphins then traded the No. 12 pick and a 2022 first-rounder to the Eagles for the sixth-overall selection. Philadelphia announced the trade.
  • The Chicago Bears announced the signings of running back Damien Williams and defensive back Artie Burns to one-year deals.
  • Leonard Fournette is re-signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, per Rapoport.
  • The Buffalo Bills announced Friday they have signed kick returner Brandon Powell, who spent last season with the Falcons, to a one-year contract.
  • The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with defensive back Mackensie Alexander, Rapoport reported. Alexander earned 10 starts last season with the Bengals after spending his previous four years in Minnesota, where's he's now headed back to.

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