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ALAMEDA – The Raiders signed receiver Vincent Brown on Monday, according to an NFL source. The former San Diego Charger worked out for the Silver and Black earlier in the day and had a nameplate in front of his locker by the afternoon.
Despite that fact, the Raiders have not formally announced the transaction.
Brown was waived-injured when the Chargers trimmed their roster 53 men due to a calf strain that wasn’t going to keep him out long. He proved himself healthy during the workout and was signed shortly after.
A third-round pick in 2011 out of San Diego State, Brown battled injuries during his Chargers tenure. He missed the entire 2012 season with a ankle injury suffered making an excellent catch in the preseason.
Brown is known for having excellent hands and an ability to secure completions in traffic. The Raiders now have six receivers on the 53-man roster, through Rod Streater’s playing status is uncertain.
He suffered a hip injury in Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans. He had an MRI on Monday, but his test results were not known when head coach Dennis Allen held an afternoon press conference.
Brown had his best season in 2013, when he played 16 games and had 41 catches for 472 yards and a touchdown.
The Raiders also waived linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu, though they hope to place him back on the practice squad. He made his NFL debut on Sunday.