The Oakland Raiders signed Williams, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero adds the deal is for four-years and worth $44 million with $22 million in guarantees. The team later made the news official.
ESPN was first to report the news.
Williams' ability to stretch the field, as evidenced by his career 16.3 yards average per catch, should also free up Brown with underneath routes and other receivers in the intermediate passing game.
Williams entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon with the Chargers. On his career, he has 155 catches for 2,530 yards and 17 touchdowns, and Williams' best season came in 2016 when he totaled 69 receptions for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns.