The Los Angeles Chargers’ 2019 first-round pick Jerry Tillery is moving on, but he’s not going far.
Tillery has been claimed by the Las Vegas Raiders, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday.
On Thursday night, the Chargers waived Tillery, who they drafted 28th overall four years ago. Tillery will now join an AFC West rival.
Rapoport reported that Tillery drew trade interest earlier in the season from the Raiders, who will look to the defensive lineman for help.
The Chargers will likely see their former defensive tackle in three weeks, when Las Vegas hosts Los Angeles on Dec. 4.
With a defense ranked 28th, the Raiders have lost three games in a row. In a defensive line that has failed to rush the quarterback consistently, as evidenced by Vegas being dead last in the NFL with 10 sacks, Tillery is likely to get reps quickly with Bilal Nichols and Andrew Billings currently leading the way.
The Chargers declined Tillery’s fifth-year option this spring, so the Raiders will be responsible for his current salary of $2.05 million.