22 July 2024

The Las Vegas Raiders made some roster moves ahead of free agency by re-signing running back Ameer Abdullah and releasing quarterback Brian Hoyer

Abdullah has spent the last two seasons with Las Vegas after joining the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent in 2022. Over his two seasons in Las Vegas, he has appeared in all 34 games. He was one of only 10 Raiders in every game since 2022. Since joining the Raiders, he has recorded 994 all-purpose yards. Including 342 receiving yards and one touchdown on 44 receptions, 109 rushing yards on 19 carries (5.7 avg.), and 543 return yards on 26 kickoff returns (20.9 avg.).

Before joining the Raiders, Abdullah spent time with the Carolina Panthers (2021), Minnesota Vikings (2018-21) and Detroit Lions (2015-18). He played over nine seasons in the NFL after entering the league as the Detroit Lions’ second-round pick (54th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. The running back has appeared in 125 career games with 23 starts. Abdullah totaled 428 carries for 1,683 yards (3.9 avg.) with six touchdowns, 163 receptions for 1,207 yards and eight touchdowns. He has also returned 142 kickoffs for 3,487 yards (24.6 avg.).

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