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Report: Raiders sign free agent wide receiver Vincent Brown

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Donald Miralle

The Raiders have signed free agent wide receiver Vincent Brown to a one-year contract according to sources close to Michael Gehlkin of the San Diego Union Tribune. He was cut by the Chargers early this month just prior to the start of the regular season.

The Raiders worked Brown out Monday and appear to have liked what they saw and signed him immediately after.

The 5-11 receiver had a productive season last year for the Chargers, catching 41 passes for 472 yards. He made a strong impression on the Raiders last season when he caught seven passes for 117 yards when the Raiders faced the Chargers at O.co Coliseum.

He was originally a third round draft pick by the Chargers in 2011 and showed a lot of promise as a rookie, catching 19 passes for 329 yards and 2 touchdowns. Once again, he had his best game of the season that year when he caught 5 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown.

That means he has had the best two games of his NFL career against the Raiders.

To make room for Brown on the roster, the Raiders waived linebacker Bojay Filimoeatu whom they had signed this weekend from the practice squad.