Brown to retire a Raider

According to reports from the Associated Press and NFL Network, Tim Brown will end his NFL career that is likely Hall-of-Fame bound with the Oakland Raiders – for one more day.

Oakland Raiders public relations director Mike Taylor said in a published AP report that Brown will sign a one day contract and retire as a Raider.

The Raiders are planning for a press conference at a later date this month to recognize Brown and his achievements. Brown is a former Heisman Trophy winner and longest-tenured player in franchise history.

Oakland released Brown last August when he refused to accept a greatly reduced in coach Norv Turner's offense. Brown signed with Tampa Bay shortly thereafter to play what turned out to be his last season with former Raiders coach Jon Gruden.

Brown played 16 of his 17 seasons with the Raiders and was the last former member of the Los Angeles Raiders.

Even though he fell short in his dream of winning a Super Bowl ring, Brown enjoyed a tremendous career in recording 1,070 catches for 14,734 yards and 99 touchdowns. Last year with the Buccaneers, he had just 24 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown. Brown is tied for third with Steve Largent on the career receiving touchdown list with 100 and second all-time behind Jerry Rice for career receiving yards with 14,934. His 1,094 career catches ranks third.


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