Richard faced competition for his pass-catching role in training camp, as the team drafted former wide receiver Lynn Bowden to play running back and signed Theo Riddick in August. However, due to a favorable contract and his own merit, Richard secured the No. 2 job behind Josh Jacobs while Bowden was shipped to Miami. Last season, Derek Carr completed 92 passes to running backs, and Richard accounted for 36 of those receptions while DeAndre Washington logged 36 as well. Washington is no longer with the team, though, so even if Jacobs increases his pass-catching work like he plans, there should be enough volume for Richard to either stay steady or enjoy an increase in targets.
Raiders' Jalen Richard: Retains third-down role in Vegas
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