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Fadol Brown claimed by Packers off waivers from Raiders

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Brown finds a home with the team he destroyed in the preseason.

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For a guy who hadn’t made a regular season roster for his first two years in the league, Fadol Brown wasn’t unemployed long. Technically, he wasn’t unemployed at all. The defensive end was waived by the Raiders this week and quickly scooped up and claimed by the Green Bay Packers.

Brown was an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi in 2016 who impressed enough to spend two seasons on the Raiders practice squad. He finally got the call in the regular season this year for the pass rush deficient Raiders and ended up appearing in eight games. But it wasn’t a regular season game that got him a job so quickly after being waived by Oakland. It was what he did in the preseason.

In the Raiders’ third preseason game, Brown wreaked havoc on the Packers. He had two sacks, 3 QB hits, 1.0 tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and was second on the team with 7 tackles. So, you can understand that when he was available, the Packers would like to see that guy on their side.