Raiders sign Preston Brown, put Dwayne Harris on IR

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Preston Brown was liberated from the winless Bengals last week, and has found himself in the middle of the playoff chase.

Via Scott Bair of, the Raiders have signed Brown, the day after beating his old team.

To make room for him on the active roster, they’re placing wide receiver Dwayne Harris on injured reserve.

The Bengals signed Brown to a three-year, $16.5 million contract last offseason, but he didn’t make it through the first year of that deal, before being benched and eventually cut. He had already worked out for the Raiders, so he was familiar with what they want him to do when he rolled in today.

Harris, the standout return man and special teamer, had been dealing with foot and ankle injuries and only played three games.

7 responses to “Raiders sign Preston Brown, put Dwayne Harris on IR

  1. first off its amazing the Raiders are playing games that matter in Nov, i try not to drink the cool-aid and get to hyped as i have been let down to many times in the past. but this has been fun to watch.

    and the way they are playing with all of these rookies AND new players every week because of injuries? this has been pretty crazy.

  2. The silver lining in the black cloud of injuries the Raiders have experienced is that it’s pressing rookies and others into action and they’re responding, this will pay off big dividends when they’re healthy in the form of depth.

  3. The Raiders are building the right way, through the draft. Veterans like Brandon Marshall and Preston Brown will continue to come and go, as needed. Anyone can get a shot but they have to play at a high level if they want to stick around. It hasn’t taken Gruden long to turn this franchise completely around.

  4. Yes -……. by virtue of the ‘forced’ rookie growth…their depth will be solid moving forward. Similar to the Dubs….losing, but their rookies are growing exponentially under Steve, and when Steph, Klay and big D are all back together and healthy…it’s an easy title.

  5. This guy may have just needed to be in the right situation. He is a tackling machine and may be better suited for our defensive scheme.

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