Raiders sign WR Jacoby Ford

Published Jul. 19, 2010 5:11 p.m. ET

The Oakland Raiders have signed receiver Jacoby Ford, their fourth-round pick in the draft.

The Raiders announced a deal Monday for Ford, the sixth of Oakland's nine draft picks to agree to terms.

Ford starred in football and track at Clemson. He was the fastest receiver at the most recent NFL Combine, clocking a 4.28-second 40-yard dash.

The Raiders have always loved speedy receivers under Al Davis' ownership. They traded veteran linebacker Kirk Morrison to acquire an extra fourth-round pick from Jacksonville to draft Ford, who is expected to return kicks in Oakland.

Ford caught 56 passes for 779 yards and six touchdowns last season at Clemson. He also ran for two touchdowns and averaged 14.3 yards per punt return.