Canadian receiver Jevon Cottoy works out for Las Vegas Raiders

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Canadian receiver Jevon Cottoy worked out for the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, February 11, per sources.

General manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden are looking at the six-foot-five, 230-pound Cottoy as a tight end.

During the 2019 CFL season, his rookie year in pro football, Cottoy made 38 receptions for 386 yards and one touchdown in 16 games with the B.C. Lions. If he doesn’t find NFL employment, the Leos retain his rights for the 2021 and 2022 CFL seasons. 

The Calgary native was the Prairie Football Conference’s Rookie of the Year with the Colts in 2014. His hometown University of Calgary Dinos brought him in, but a major knee injury — ACL and MCL tears — suffered in 2016 training camp caused him to be out of football for two years. During that time Cottoy pursued a career as a firefighter.

The British Columbia Football Conference’s Langley Rams convinced Cottoy to play again in 2018, he caught 39 passes for 657 yards and eight touchdowns in eight regular season games. During the playoffs, Langley played four post-season contests on the way to the Canadian Bowl, Cottoy hauled in 25 passes for 645 yards and eight majors in those outings.

That led to the Lions signing Cottoy as a territorial junior player in December 2018. The 24-year-old acclimated quickly to the pro level and would be asked to do the same if an NFL contract is offered.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.