Las Vegas Raiders and TE Austin Hooper reach a deal

The Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday signed another former Pro Bowler, Austin Hooper, as a free agent after trading away Darren Waller at the start of free agency.

The Raiders did not say what the terms would be, but Hooper, who played last season for the Tennessee Titans, agreed to a one-year deal.

He joins O.J. Howard, who signed with the Raiders on Monday, Jesper Horsted, Cole Fotheringham, and other returning players. Waller, who set a franchise record with 107 catches in 2020, was traded to the New York Giants by the Raiders for a third-round pick in this spring’s draft, No. 100 overall, earlier this month.

The Cleveland Browns released Hooper last year, and he signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Titans before the 2022 season. He started slowly, but over the next eight games, he got 24 of his 41 receptions. Hooper had two getting scores, which binds him with Robert Woods for third on the team.

Although Hooper, 28, only appeared in two Titans games, he played the second most tight ends on the team with 503 snaps. He was used essentially as a pass-catching option for Tennessee.

Hooper, a two-time Pro Bowler, was originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2016 draft out of Stanford. He played for the Falcons for his first four seasons. In 2020, the Browns signed Hooper to a $44 million, four-year deal.

He has 339 catches for 3,468 yards and 25 touchdowns in his career.