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Raiders, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow agree to $32M contract extension

Raiders, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow agree to $32M contract extension
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (R), who made his first Pro Bowl last season, now is under contract through 2024. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo

June 10 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas Raiders and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow agreed to a $32 million contract extension, a source close to the league told UPI on Friday.

The pact, which includes $21 million in guarantees, will keep Renfrow under contract through the 2024 season. Renfrow was to become an unrestricted free agent next off-season.

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The fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft hauled in a career-high 103 catches for 1,038 yards and nine scores in 17 games last season en route to his first Pro Bowl selection. Renfrow, 26, led the Raiders in receiving yards, scores and receptions.

Renfrow's extension marks another strong financial investment made by the Raiders this off-season to secure playmakers. The team's biggest move came with a March trade for former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.

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The Raiders also signed Adams to a five-year, $140 million extension. A month later, the Raiders signed quarterback Derek Carr to a three-year, $121.5 million extension.

Pro Bowl defensive end Maxx Crosby also signed an extension in March with the Raiders. Crosby's four-year pact is worth $94 million and includes $53 million guaranteed.

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Adams, Renfrow and off-season free agent signing Demarcus Robinson are expected to start the season as the Raiders' top three wide receivers. Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller will be Carr's other top target in 2022.

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Adams spoke about Renfrow when he met with the media Thursday on the final day of mandatory minicamp.

"I've been around a lot of people that are like Hunter but they're never usually going into their fourth year with the type of football acumen that he has, his awareness and understanding why he does these things," Adams said.

"There's people out there with a lot of talent but they can't sit there and break it down and tell you why they're doing what they did with their footwork or the next rep, why they tweaked it a little bit because of the look that they had. His awareness and his football smarts, he's definitely ahead of his time."

The Raiders will hold voluntary off-season team activity workouts Monday and Tuesday and report to training camp in July. They will star the regular season against the Los Angeles Chargers at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sept. 11 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

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