Las Vegas Raiders sign LB Kyler Fackrell, former Los Angeles Charger
Continuing to add defensive depth, the Las Vegas Raiders sign LB Kyler Fackrell to a one-year deal worth $1.18 million with over a million guaranteed. The announcement comes shortly following the signing of linebacker Micah Kiser which occurred on the same day.
The Raiders sign LB Kyler Fackrell who previously played for the Los Angeles Chargers last season, the New York Giants in 2020, and the Green Bay Packers from 2016 to 2019. The 6’5”, 245-pound linebacker has started 19 career games out of the 86 played, recording 143 tackles (99 solo tackles), 23.5 sacks, one pick six, four passes defended, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
Fackrell has primarily played as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but he has the versatility to play a variety of defensive positions. With a decent amount of special teams experience, Fackrell is a nice addition to help out Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.
Originally drafted in the third round by the Packers in 2016, Fackrell’s alma mater is Utah State, where he started in 41 games and was ranked first in the country with five fumble recoveries. He also led his team with 15 tackles for loss and broke the Utah State record for 12 QB hurries. As a senior in 2015, Fackrell finished the year as a fourth-team All-American and a First Time Conference selection.