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Report: Raiders 'very interested' in free agent Smith-Schuster

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Could the Raiders be adding another elite player to quarterback Derek Carr's receiving corps?

Las Vegas is "very interested" in Pittsburgh Steelers pass-catcher JuJu Smith-Schuster, longtime NFL reporter John Clayton said Wednesday on 93.7 The Fan (h/t Andrew Filliponi, Bleacher Report's Jenna Ciccotelli).

Smith-Schuster is coming off a big season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, hauling in 97 catches for 831 yards and nine touchdowns.

The former second-round draft pick stirred up some controversy throughout the season with his pregame TikTok dances on opposing team logos, but nonetheless was the No. 1 wideout on one the AFC's best teams in the regular season.

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The Raiders went all in on getting Carr more weapons last offseason, signing Nelson Agholor and Tyrell Williams in free agency and drafting Alabama speedster Henry Ruggs and rangy South Carolina product Bryan Edwards in the first three rounds.

Carr set career-highs in passing yards and passer rating, but the Raiders finished just 8-8 behind one of the league's worst defenses.

Smith-Schuster should have a number of suitors once free agency officially opens, but the chance to play with Carr and a talented young group of skill players in Las Vegas could make the Raiders an ideal destination.