Source: Raiders reach deal with veteran OL Andrus Peat

ByPaul Gutierrez ESPN logo
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Las Vegas Raiders are signing former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Andrus Peat to a free agent contract, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

The deal is pending completion of a physical exam, a source said.

The 6-foot-7, 316-pound Peat, a three-time Pro Bowler at left guard who has also played left tackle in his nine-year career, brings experience and depth to an offensive line in need of both.

The Raiders return starters in left tackle Kolton Miller, left guard Dylan Parham and center Andre James, but right guard and right tackle figure to be open competitions. Las Vegas also signed veteran guard Cody Whitehair in free agency and used a second-round draft pick, No. 44, on Oregon center/guard Jackson Powers-Johnson as well as a third-round pick, No. 77, on Maryland offensive tackle Delmar Glaze. The Raiders also return third-year right tackle Thayer Munford Jr.

Peat was the No. 13 pick of the 2015 NFL draft out of Stanford by the Saints. He started 102 games for New Orleans, and his Pro Bowl appearances came in three straight seasons, from 2018 to 2020.

He returned to the Saints in 2023 with a reduced salary under the idea that he would have to compete to retain his starting role at left guard, then lost his spot to veteran James Hurst but showed he still could contribute after second-year left tackle Trevor Penning was benched early in the season.

Peat, 30, moved into Penning's spot and ended up starting 11 games at left tackle. He also got one start at left guard due to injuries.

Last season, Peat had a pass block win rate of 85.3%, per ESPN Stats & Information research, while being charged with surrendering four sacks, and had an 81.0% run block win rate.

Peat's father, Todd Peat, played guard for the Raiders in 1990, 1992 and 1993, when the franchise played in Los Angeles.

NFL Network was first to report the news of Peat's signing.

Earlier Monday, the Raiders announced the signing of receiver Jalen Guyton, six days after signing receiver Michael Gallup.

ESPN's Katherine Terrell contributed to this report.