Vincent Brown WR OAK 18 Hrs

The Raiders have signed Brown to a one-year deal, foxsports.com reports.

Assuming he's past a calf injury that slowed him this summer, Brown should have a chance to carve out a role in the Raiders' passing game. In any case, Brown provides the team with added depth at the position, with Rod Streater currently banged up.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 10 Days

The Chargers have waived Brown (calf) with an injury settlement, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Gehlken adds that Brown is expected to start working out for other teams at some point this month, so the wideout could resurface as an in-season pickup candidate if he finds himself in a good situation in terms of pass-catching opportunities.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 16 Days

Brown (calf) cleared waivers and was placed on the Chargers' IR list, ESPN.com reports.

The move is evidently a procedural one, with the report suggesting that Brown is close to health at this stage, with an injury settlement a potential outcome. In such a scenario, Brown will be able to catch on with another team.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 17 Days

Brown (calf) is a week away from reaching 100 percent health, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

After missing all but two days of the preseason due to a strained calf, Brown was waive/injured Saturday by the Chargers, with the hope that he'll clear waivers. If not, he's seemingly close to receiving a clean bill of health and could be active as early as Week 1, wherever he lands.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 17 Days

Brown was released by the Chargers on Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Brown has missed all action, practice and games alike, since straining his calf on the second day of training camp. However, after recording 41 receptions (on 69 targets) for 472 yards and one touchdown last season, he'll likely find a home before the regular season commences.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 25 Days

Brown, who was originally sidelined when he strained a calf musled on July 25, is still not practicing, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

At the start of training camp, Brown was working as the fourth receiver, behind Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal and Malcom Floyd. With Brown not playing, Dontrelle Inman and Seyi Ajirotutu have rotated into the fourth and fifth spots. The third preseason game is traditionally the most important, and Brown will not be playing again. While it would still be a shock if he got cut, this is definitely not good news for him.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 1 Month

Brown, who has already missed one exhibition game and might miss another, is in danger of dropping to the end of the depth chart, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

There has been some rumbling that Brown could actually get cut if he doesn't perform soon, but that would be a major surprise because he played well at times last season and is already familiar with the offense. Still, Dontrelle Inmam and Seyi Ajirotutu have been looking good in camp, so Brown needs to get on the field and remind the Bolts of what he is capable of doing sooner rather than later.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 3 Months

Vincent Brown is likely to be the Chargers' No. 4 receiver this year.

As beat writer Michael Gehlken notes, Brown "can play any wide receiver spot" in San Diego's offense. He's likely to serve as a utilityman behind "Z" receiver Keenan Allen, "X" Malcom Floyd, and slot man Eddie Royal. Brown flopped in a chance at a major role last season. His Dynasty league value is minimal.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 8 Months

Vincent Brown was held catch-less in the Wild Card round.

Brown has faceplanted in his first fully-healthy NFL season, playing poorly throughout 2013 and ultimately losing his starting job to Eddie Royal. It would be a surprise if Brown made any impact on San Diego's postseason run.

Vincent Brown WR OAK 9 Months2 Comments

Vincent Brown was held catch-less on one target in San Diego's Week 17 overtime loss to Kansas City.

Brown's 2013 season was his first ever as a fully healthy player, but highly disappointing. Philip Rivers showed little confidence in the former third-round draft pick due to blown routes and inconsistent physicality. Because Brown lacks blazing speed and explosiveness, he needs to be a receiver who wins contested passes. And he didn't do that enough in 2013, getting severely outplayed by Keenan Allen. Brown finishes with a 41-471-1 line in 16 games, starting 13. The Chargers may look to upgrade on him in 2014.