Raiders Football

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach John Gruden and offensive tackle Andre James #68 of the Las Vegas Raiders leave the field after warmups prior to an NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Raiders showed their confidence in center Andre James by giving him a three-year contract less than a week after trading away starter Rodney Hudson. The Raiders gave James the new deal on Monday with hopes that he will fill the void created by the trade of three-time Pro Bowler Hudson. NFL Network reported that the deal is worth $12.5 million with about $6 million guaranteed. James was eligible to be a restricted free agent in 2022 and an unrestricted free agent the following season before this deal. Las Vegas also signed defensive lineman Matt Dickerson to a one-year contract.