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Khalif Raymond

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #83
Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #83

Khalif Raymond News

Totals 50 yards

Raymond caught three of four passes for 50 yards during Sunday's 41-33 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Raymond ultimately led all Lions receivers in snaps after Tyrell Williams (undisclosed) headed to the locker room at the start of the third quarter. While he finished just sixth in targets on a day when Jared Goff peppered his running backs and tight ends, Raymond at least was on the receiving end of one of Goff's best passes of the game. Regardless of Williams' status for Week 2 against the Packers, the 5-foot-8 receiver seems locked into a key role within the Lions' receiving corps.

Sep 13, 2021 7:45 AM EST

Held out of preseason finale

Raymond didn't play in Friday's preseason game against Indianapolis.

Analysis: It might be taken as a sign he's made the team, with Raymond reportedly part of Detroit's wide-open competition for roles at wide receiver. It could get even messier with Tyrell Williams now bothered by a groin injury, but Raymond wouldn't figure to see many targets even if he were to land in a starting job.

Aug 28, 2021 2:45 PM EST

Rested in second preseason game

Raymond did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: After logging as many snaps in the preseason opener as No. 1 wideout Tyrell Williams, Raymond was the lone receiver to join Williams and starting quarterback Jared Goff in getting rested Saturday. However, the starting complement to Williams on Detroit's current depth chart, Breshad Perriman, perhaps only played because he missed the opener with a hip injury. Meanwhile, the reps given to rookie standout Amon-Ra St. Brown were certainly a product of his youth rather than his need to prove anything. In any case, Raymond clearly seems to be an important part of the Lions' plans this year. His preseason is probably over but look for Raymond to take snaps on offense and as a return man when the Lions take on San Francisco in Week 1 of the regular season.

Aug 22, 2021 12:26 PM EST

Repping with first-team offense

Raymond has consistently been one of the first four receivers to rep with the first-team offense during training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: With Tyrell Williams, Breshad Perriman and Amon-Ra St. Brown seemingly locked in as Detroit's top three receivers, Raymond appears to have slid ahead of Quintez Cephus for the No. 4 job, though it should be noted that Cephus has missed significant time due to a head injury. While the fourth receiver in an underwhelming Lions offense probably won't be relevant in fantasy if everyone stays healthy, Williams is 30 and coming off shoulder surgery while Perriman hasn't played a full season since 2016. Unless those veterans manage to stay healthy the entire season, there could be games where Raymond handles a starting role at outside receiver this year.

Aug 18, 2021 1:36 PM EST

Limps off practice field

Raymond exited Wednesday's practice with a noticeable limp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: It doesn't seem like Raymond is dealing with a significant injury, but any missed time could open the door for someone else to claim one of the return-man roles on punts and/or kickoffs.

Aug 4, 2021 4:03 PM EST

Signs with Lions

The Lions have signed Raymond to a one-year deal, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Analysis: Raymond, who logged nine catches for 187 yards in 15 games with the Titans last season, will provide the Lions with added wideout depth. More importantly, the speedster is expected to help fill the void created by the free-agent departure of All-Pro returner Jamal Agnew.

Mar 23, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Will hit free agency

The Titans do not intend to tender Raymond, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Raymond will become a free agent rather than return for a third straight year with the Titans. He does most of his damage in the return game, with 275 kick- and 208 punt-return yards last season, respectively. Raymond has also shown flashes as an occasional deep threat -- he averaged 20.8 yards per catch in 2020 -- so he should offer enough versatility to draw notable interest in free agency. However, he's unlikely to ever emerge on the fantasy radar.

Mar 8, 2021 11:36 AM EST

Role remains stagnant

Raymond recorded nine receptions for 187 yards across 15 games with the Titans in 2020.

Analysis: Raymond showed glimpses of a breakout in 2019, posting three receptions of 40 yards or more. While he was never going to be a full-time player with Corey Davis, A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries (concussion) on the roster, Raymond failed to reach 30 percent of the team's offensive snaps in any game this season. Raymond's contract with the team will expire at the end of their playoff run, making him a restricted free agent this offseason.

Jan 7, 2021 9:31 PM EST

Activated from COVID-19 list

Raymond was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Raymond missed last week's win over Detroit, but he should now be able to return for Sunday's matchup at Green Bay. The 26-year-old has registered a career-high 187 receiving yards this season but makes most of his impact as a kick/punt returner.

Dec 25, 2020 11:55 AM EST

Moves to COVID-19 list

The Titans placed Raymond (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, John Glennon of reports.

Analysis: Raymond won't be available for Sunday's game against the Lions, potentially setting the stage for Desmond King to handle punt returns. Cameron Batson and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine could also handle increased roles behind A.J. Brown and Corey Davis.

Dec 19, 2020 2:41 PM EST

Sees one target

Raymond recorded one reception on one target for 11 yards in Week 8 against the Bengals.

Analysis: Raymond has combined to record only one reception across his last two contests and has seen his usage drop since the return of Corey Davis. Adam Humphries exited the Titans' Week 8 contest with a concussion, so Raymond could serve as the third receiver in Week 9 against the Bears. Even if Humphries is absent, Ryan Tannehill's desire to spread the ball around to tight ends while also focusing on A.J. Brown as his primary target make Raymond a risky bet for any type of notable volume.

Nov 2, 2020 9:05 AM EST

Tallies three catches

Raymond recorded three receptions on four targets for 32 yards in Week 6 against the Texans.

Analysis: Raymond stepped up in the absence of Corey Davis (COVID-19) again, though he clearly worked behind Adam Humphries and A.J. Brown. His first catch came in the team's first possession and went for six yards. However, his most notable contribution came early in the second quarter, when he picked up 20 yards on a deep pass from Tannehill that ultimately set up a touchdown for the team. Raymond continues to fill the role of deep threat for the Titans, as he has four receptions of 20 yards or more through five contests this season.

Oct 18, 2020 9:37 PM EST

Totals 26 yards

Raymond caught both of his targets for a total of 26 yards in Week 5 against Buffalo.

Analysis: Raymond was expected to see increased opportunity with both Corey Davis (COVID-19) and Adam Humphries (COVID-19) absent. However, tight ends Jonnu Smith and Anthony Firkser combined for 12 targets, directing chances away from Raymond. Despite the limited opportunity, Raymond did still produce a 20-yard reception late in the first quarter on a drive that ultimately resulted in a Tennessee touchdown. If both Davis and Humphries remain sidelined for the team's Week 6 matchup against the Texans, Raymond will have another chance to command more volume.

Oct 13, 2020 8:51 PM EST

Increased duties in store?

Raymond could operate as the No. 2 wide receiver in Tuesday's game versus the Bills because Corey Davis and Adam Humphries are still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Kyle Tucker of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Raymond was silent through the first two weeks of the season but exploded in Week 3 versus the Vikings, hauling in all three targets for 118 yards. It looks like A.J. Brown (knee) will be ready Tuesday, but Raymond should be a fine fantasy option, especially if the Bills get out to an early lead and cause the Titans to throw more than usual.

Oct 10, 2020 5:59 PM EST

Shows off deep speed

Raymond tallied three receptions for 118 yards in the team's Week 3 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Raymond delivered the two biggest offensive plays of the day for the Titans, hauling in receptions of 61 and 44 yards. Each set up a score later on the drive, leading directly to 10 points for the team. This was Raymond's first true involvement this season, as he had run just 18 routes entering the Week 3 contest. However, he emerged last season -- particularly in the playoffs -- as a deep threat and flashed the ability to maintain that role with this performance.

Sep 27, 2020 9:26 PM EST

Should help fill in for Brown

Raymond is expected to serve as the Titans' No. 3 receiver Sunday in the team's game against the Jaguars, Mike Moraitis of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Raymond played only 22 percent of the offensive snaps and drew two targets in the Titans' season-opening win over the Broncos, but he could be in store for a regular spot in three-receiver formations Sunday with A.J. Brown (knee) having been ruled out for the contest. Tennessee is still expected to lean heavily on a Derrick Henry-led running attack if the game script allows for it, and Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and Jonnu Smith will likely all rank ahead of Raymond as priorities in the passing game. With that in mind, it's difficult to get excited about Raymond's fantasy prospects, even with his improved playing-time outlook.

Sep 20, 2020 6:56 AM EST

Remains deep threat

Raymond made an over-the-shoulder catch on a deep ball from Ryan Tannehill during practice Friday, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: Raymond beat Jonathan Joseph deep and caught a pass from Tannehill in stride for a long gain. Raymond emerged as a deep threat at various points in the 2019 season, with none being bigger than a 45-yard touchdown in the team's divisional-round win over the Ravens. He'll compete to maintain that some role in 2020, and to serve as the team's fourth wide receiver .

Aug 14, 2020 5:25 PM EST

Emerges as home run threat

Raymond recorded nine receptions for 170 yards and one touchdown across eight games for the Titans in 2019.

Analysis: Playing for his third team in the past four seasons, Raymond was a marginally used receiver in Tennessee. Though he played just 98 total snaps, he averaged 18.2 yards per reception. His campaign was highlighted by a win-clinching 40-yard touchdown reception in Week 13 against Indianapolis. Raymond will enter the final year of a two-year contract in 2020, though he'll likely battle among the Titans other pass-catchers for a roster spot next season.

Jan 25, 2020 4:17 PM EST

Makes one catch count

Raymond brought in his only target for a 45-yard touchdown in the Titans' 28-12 divisional-round win over the Ravens on Saturday.

Analysis: Raymond was on the receiving end of a perfectly thrown pass from Ryan Tannehill early in the second quarter, a scoring grab that gave the Titans a surprising 14-0 lead at the time. The fourth-year speedster flashed some of the same big-play ability in the regular season (three receptions of over 20 yards, including two over 40), so the downfield shot to him wasn't completely out of the norm. Raymond will look to make a similar impact in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus either the Texans or Chiefs.

Jan 11, 2020 9:27 PM EST

Clears concussion protocol

Coach Mike Vrabel said Wednesday that Raymond has cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.

Analysis: Raymond looks set to retake the field after missing Week 17 and Tennessee's playoff opener due to a brain injury. The 25-year-old will handle kick return duties during Saturday's contest in Baltimore, and he'll also provide the Titans with receiver depth.

Jan 8, 2020 9:18 AM EST

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