BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots have addressed another critical need on their roster, reportedly agreeing to terms with wide receiver Nelson Agholor.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported that a deal had been struck.
The #Patriots have now agreed to terms with WR Nelson Agholor, source said. A huge day in New England.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2021
Adam Schefter reported that Agholor agreed to a two-year, $26 million deal.
Patriots are giving former Raiders’ WR Nelson Agholor a two-year, $26 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
Agholor, the 20th overall pick in the 2015 draft, will turn 28 years old in May. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Eagles, during which he averaged 45 receptions, 503 yards and 3.6 touchdowns per season.
He signed a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders last offseason, and he put together his finest NFL season. Playing in all 16 games, Agholor caught 48 passes for 896 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 18.7 yards per reception, which had him ranked second in the NFL, and he hauled in five passes of 40 or more yards. His 85-yard touchdown against Miami was the second-longest reception in the NFL in 2020.
The 6-foot, 198-pound Agholor has played in five playoff games, catching 19 passes for 205 yards. That includes a nine-catch, 84-yard performance in the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win over the Patriots.
The NFL opened its “legal tampering window” on Monday, allowing teams to negotiate with agents. Deals cannot become official until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, when free agency officially begins.