Raiders sign veteran DL Matt Dickerson to a one-year deal

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Over the last week, the Raiders have dramatically improved their defensive line by adding several new bodies to the unit. On Monday, they continued to add depth at defensive tackle, signing veteran Matt Dickerson.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the team has agreed to a deal with Dickerson that is worth up to $1.25 million in 2021. Essentially, it’s a veteran minimum deal for the former Titans’ defensive lineman.

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Since entering the NFL in 2018, Dickerson has appeared in 18 games, totaling 15 tackles and two quarterback hits. He does have some experience playing as a 3-4 defensive end as well as inside as a defensive tackle in 4-3 looks.

However, he is a fairly inexperienced, playing just 279 snaps during his NFL career. He did see a significant uptick in snaps in 2020, playing 197 for the Titans last year.

Dickerson certainly isn’t a lock to make the roster, but he does provide more veteran depth at a spot that desperately needed it. Keep an eye on Dickerson, along with the likes of Solomon Thomas and Kendal Vickers as they compete for roster spots during training camp.