Raiders lock up guard Gabe Jackson with rich new deal


The Oakland Raiders are continuing their off-season spending spree, agreeing to a 5-year, $56 million extension with offensive lineman Gabe Jackson, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The deal with Jackson comes just a week after the Raiders locked up quarterback Derek Carr with a five-year, $125 million package.

He isn't the only member of the 2014 draft class worthy of a raise.

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The 30-year-old last played at Hurlingham in 2014 after he lost in the last 16 at Queen's. I think we'd probably quite like to.

"With deals done for Gabe Jackson/Derek Carr, Khalil Mack will have to wait till 2018 for new deal, per sources". More interestingly, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the deal "features a delayed cash flow" which will both help the Raiders re-sign players like Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper and allow Carr to earn more money after the Raiders move to Nevada, which has no state income tax. Either way, he's going to be among the league's highest paid guards.

Jackson, 25, transitioned to right guard after the team acquired Kelechi Osemele in free agency last offseason.

According to Pelissero, the deal includes $70 million in total guarantees. Jackson came a round later and has started 44 games over his first three seasons on the league. Pro Football Focus ranked Jackson the 22nd best offensive guard last season and the 16th best run blocker. The former Alabama receiver has over 2,000 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in his first two seasons since the Raiders drafted him.