Hatcher caught one pass for eight yards in three games with the Raiders in 2018. Hatcher started the season on the 53-man roster but was waived shortly thereafter, only to rejoin the Raiders in mid-November. The 24-year-old saw minimal action the two games after re-signing, and was a healthy scratch the remainder of the season. Hatcher will spend his third straight offseason in Oakland after making his NFL debut in 2018.
The Raiders are signing Hatcher off Green Bay's practice squad Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Hatcher will provide the Raiders with depth at wide receiver after Brandon LaFell ruptured his Achilles' tendon during Sunday's win over the Cardinals. The 24-year-old spent the last two offseasons in Oakland and could catch on to the team's current offensive scheme relatively quickly. With Jordy Nelson (knee), Martavis Bryant (knee) and Dwayne Harris (chest) all nursing injuries, it's conceivable Hatcher could get playing time in the near future.
Hatcher signed with the Packers' practice squad Tuesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Hatcher has spent the last two offseasons with the Raiders, and while he made the 53-man roster this year, he ended up being cut after Week 1 in order to create a roster spot for Martavis Bryant. He joins a Packers team that's been riddled with injuries at wide receiver, but Hatcher likely won't get promoted to the active roster unless the situation at the position becomes dire.
The Raiders will waive Hatchers, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. In need of a roster spot with Martavis Bryant joining the team, Hatcher appears to be the roster casualty as a result. If unclaimed, he will hit the open market and be free to sign elsewhere. The second-year player is also a candidate to land on a practice squad.
Hatcher made the Raiders' 53-man roster after a monster performance in the preseason finale, Matt Schneidman of MercuryNews.com reports. Hatcher was fighting for a roster spot before posting a ridiculous eight catches for 128 yards and three touchdowns against the Seahawks during Week 4 of the preseason. He'll face an uphill battle for targets during the regular season as the No. 6 receiver on the depth chart, but he'll also provide depth on special teams.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|7||10/20||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|10||11/08||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|12||11/24||@New York Jets||32||27.38|
|13||12/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|16||12/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||2||1||8||0||0||8.00||0|