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New Raiders’ WR John Brown says he brings a ‘veteran standpoint’ to young reciever room

Former Buffalo Bills receiver is getting to know QB Derek Carr

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This is an important offseason for new Las Vegas Raiders’ wide receiver John Brown.

He just signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with Las Vegas after coming off a season in which he missed seven games with the Buffalo Bills. Brown is hoping to have the same type of impact as 2020 free agent receiver Nelson Agholor had with the Raiders. He had 48 catches, was the veteran cog in the receiving room, and parlayed it into a big contract with the New England Patriots. The Raiders think Brown can have a similar impact in 2021.

Brown spoke to media members this week about how is enjoying working with the team in OTAs, especially quarterback Derek Carr. Brown spent the past two seasons in Buffalo with young star quarterback Josh Allen. He is excited about working with another productive player at the position.

“With Derek, it’s always great going in with a new quarterback, trying to figure guys out,” Brown said. “We’re trying to figure each other out. And I can bring a veteran standpoint, be able to help out. And with the receiver room, we have a bunch of young guys and I feel like I can help out in the role and teach the guys how to become a veteran because we have a great group and these guys they play well. And I think they’ll do even better this year.”

Brown said he respects Carr both on and off the field and he looking forward to getting to know him better.

“The thing that stood out to me, first and foremost is, he’s a man of God. And that’s one thing I definitely respect about him and that’s what I love,” Brown said. “But just his work ethic and the things he continues to do for this offense, he’s just a great person all-around and he’s a veteran quarterback. So, I had a few veteran quarterbacks in my time, and I know how to work with those guys, and it’s going to be fun.”