The NFL's social media team was very excited, too, as they photoshopped an image of Brown standing with Raiders QB Derek Carr and fellow Raiders WR Jordy Nelson with the caption "Welcome to #RaiderNation".
"Normally, when you hand out a bonus for next year's season, there's a pretty good chance those guys are coming back", Gruden told reporters December 28. He caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns over 15 games in his only season with the Raiders. I think as we continue to improve this football team around some of the core guys that are here, I think you can even see better and better days ahead.
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And now that they're actually playoff contenders, maybe this means running back Duke Johnson won't be as available as we thought. That's the nice way of saying a video showing him shoving and kicking a woman last February was obtained by TMZ and went viral .
Nelson, who turns 34 on May 31, had this to say when asked late previous year if he planned to play for the Raiders in 2019: "It's not always the player's decision". He spent his first nine seasons in the league with the franchise.
Like Nelson, Williams was brought over to the Raiders via free agency, while Brown came to the team in the blockbuster deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders are expected to sign defensive end Josh Mauro, formerly of the New York Giants. McCarron was competing with Nathan Peterman, Buffalo's backup in 2017, and Josh Allen, the seventh player picked in April's draft, to become Buffalo's starting quarterback.