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The Mercury News 14 hours ago
Raiders cut D.J. Swearinger, add big back Smith if Jacobs can’t go

Raiders cut D.J. Swearinger, add big back Smith if Jacobs can’t go

The Raiders still have three roster moves to make after adding running back Rod Smith, placing tight end Foster Moreau on I.R. and cutting safety D.J. Swearinger, defensive tackle Terrell McClain and linebacker Preston Brown.
Silver And Black Pride 14 hours ago
Gruden delivers on promise as Raiders make ‘big changes’ before home finale

Gruden delivers on promise as Raiders make ‘big changes’ before home finale

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Raiders cut three veterans and added a RB on Tuesday On Monday, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden promised “big changes.” The organization delivered just a day later. It came in the form of cutting three veterans—all of whom had been brought in within the last couple months. Whoa. Gruden wasn't kidding about big changes. #Raiders have cut DJ Swearinger, Preston Brown, and Terrell McClain. They have added RB Rod Smith— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) December 10, 2019 Of the veterans who’d been brought in recently, D.J. Swearinger had seen...
Snap Counts Week 14: Marquel Lee knocks Morrow out of starting role

Snap Counts Week 14: Marquel Lee knocks Morrow out of starting role

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports With Marquel Lee back in the fold after a long awaited return from injured reserve, the Raiders wasted no time inserting him into the starting lineup over Nicholas Morrow. Facing the brutish Derrick Henry, the Raiders ran more 4-3-4 base coverage than 4-2-5, and they needed all hands on deck at the linebacker position, playing Lee on 53 percent of snaps, Morrow on 42 percent of snaps, Preston Brown on 27 percent of snaps and Will Compton 26 percent of the time. Tahir Whitehead, on the other hand, never left the field. That change to bigger defensive...
Raiders-Chiefs inactives: Josh Mauro a healthy scratch, Trent Brown and Lamarcus Joyner active

Raiders-Chiefs inactives: Josh Mauro a healthy scratch, Trent Brown and Lamarcus Joyner active

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Josh Mauro is a healthy scratch this week for the Raiders, which comes as bit of a surprise considering he has been one of the better run defenders on the team. Rico Gafford was called up from the practice squad this week with the injury to Hunter Renfrow, but will not be active. Trent Brown was hobbled by a knee injury this week, but will be healthy and ready to go for an all-important matchup with Frank Clark. Another surprise inactive is Preston Brown, who was signed two weeks ago. One would think he has had time to get up to speed. The linebacker position is...
Silver And Black Pride Nov 24, 2019
Raiders-Jets inactives: Joyner and Sharpe OUT, Nevin Lawson to start at slot corner

Raiders-Jets inactives: Joyner and Sharpe OUT, Nevin Lawson to start at slot corner

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The Week 12 inactives are out and there are not many surprises for the Raiders. Lamarcus Joyner was listed as questionable and traveled with the team, but was a long shot to play as he continues to nurse the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 10. Nevin Lawson will be the man at slot corner this week. Newly signed linebacker Preston Brown is also inactive. He was never able to get up to full speed with the playbook. Expect to see him in action next week. There’s nothing of note for the Jets. Mosley has been out most of the year and is now considering season...
Cincy Jungle Nov 21, 2019
Film Room: Germaine Pratt is becoming a bigger part of Bengals defense

Film Room: Germaine Pratt is becoming a bigger part of Bengals defense

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Germaine Pratt is still a work in progress, but the experience he’s getting should help in the long run. Rookie linebacker Germaine Pratt has had some ups and downs this season. Early on, the Bengals begrudgingly put him on the field in short spurts. He’d take a series here, or three plays there, but when he made a rookie mistake he would quickly be riding the pine. While this was not Pratt’s first start, the Bengals releasing veteran linebacker Preston Brown solidifies Pratt’s starting role. Now he is getting more reps to develop and evaluate as a...
Golden Gate Sports Nov 20, 2019

Raiders: Can Preston Brown fix the team’s shoddy run defense?

The Oakland Raiders recently signed veteran Preston Brown to give them some much-needed linebacker depth. But can he solve the team’s run defense concerns? The Oakland Raiders were in desperate need of some linebacker help following a slew of injuries and misfortune at the position and they signed veteran Preston Brown on Monday to help […] Raiders: Can Preston Brown fix the team’s shoddy run defense? - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Silver And Black Pride Nov 20, 2019
Free Agent Film Room: Breaking down newly acquired LB Preston Brown

Free Agent Film Room: Breaking down newly acquired LB Preston Brown

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Nothing is guaranteed for Brown who will be fighting for a roster spot A proven practice in NFL roster development is churning the bottom of the roster and hoping the cream rises to the top. In this case, the Raiders have brought in former Cincinnati Bengal Preston Brown to ostensibly compete for a roster spot with Will Compton and the recently re-activated Marquel Lee. The Raiders starting linebackers in their nickel defense is set with Tahir Whitehead and Nicholas Morrow locking down those spots. The Raiders are rarely in base personnel (4 defensive...
Silver And Black Pride Nov 19, 2019
Gruden wants to ‘continue to raise the bar’ for this historic rookie class

Gruden wants to ‘continue to raise the bar’ for this historic rookie class

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Gruden explains the Preston Brown signing and talks about Sunday’s win Mondays in the NFL are either glorious or dreary depending on the result of the previous day’s game. For Raiders coach Jon Gruden, it was the former. Despite being relatively calm by his standards, Gruden was in a good mood on Monday during his day-after press conference. Some fans may have been disappointed that the Raiders only won by seven points against a winless team in the Cincinnati Bengals. Gruden, though, stressed how tough it is to win a game in the NFL. He was in a...
Golden Gate Sports Nov 18, 2019

Raiders: Breaking down newly-signed linebacker Preston Brown

The Oakland Raiders added a veteran to their linebacker core on Monday signing former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Preston Brown. It’s no secret that the Oakland Raiders have been desperately searching for some help at linebacker seemingly for the entire season. And if we’re being honest, it dates back even farther than that. But the Raiders […] Raiders: Breaking down newly-signed linebacker Preston Brown - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Mercury News Nov 18, 2019
What we learned Monday at Raiders HQ: Newest addition is LB Preston Brown

What we learned Monday at Raiders HQ: Newest addition is LB Preston Brown

The Raiders signed veteran linebacker Preston Brown Monday and plan to use him as a middle linebacker.
Cincinnati.com Nov 18, 2019
Oakland Raiders sign former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Preston Brown, per reports

Oakland Raiders sign former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Preston Brown, per reports

Preston Brown just missed facing his hometown Bengals, which cut him last week.        
Silver And Black Pride Nov 18, 2019
Raiders sign Preston Brown, put Dwayne Harris on IR

Raiders sign Preston Brown, put Dwayne Harris on IR

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports One day after grabbing a win against the Bengals, the Raiders have opted to sign former Cincinnati linebacker Preston Brown. Preston Brown has signed with the Raiders.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) November 18, 2019 Brown entered the league as the No. 73 overall pick in 2014 with Buffalo and tied for the NFL’s top tackling mark in his final year with the Bills in 2017. As the Bengals looked to get younger across the board, Brown no longer figured into their plans and was waived on Nov. 12. The Raiders linebacker corps has been porous this season, and...
Cincy Jungle Nov 13, 2019
Bengals News (11/13): All eyes on linebackers

Bengals News (11/13): All eyes on linebackers

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Bengals’ fans will be watching to see how the linebackers perform after releasing Preston Brown. Quick Hits: Bengals linebackers in the spotlight after latest transaction.In his 80th NFL game Brown played a season-low 38 percent of the snaps while third-round pick Germaine Pratt worked a career-high 49 percent in a game Brown was beat on Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mark Andrews. After the game profootballfocus.com had Brown rated as 135 out of the league’s 160 backers. Vote for your favorite Bengals players to the...
Cincy Jungle Nov 12, 2019
Were Bengals right to cut Preston Brown now?

Were Bengals right to cut Preston Brown now?

Photo by Michael Hickey/ The Cincinnati native will now be looking for a new team after less than two seasons with his childhood team. The Bengals released veteran linebacker Preston Brown. He had just signed a three-year deal in the offseason after playing through a one-year deal last year. Brown hasn’t had the best 2019 season. He has been a huge liability in coverage, and slowly but surely rookie Germaine Pratt has been taking his snaps. He had started all eight games of the season until Pratt started in his place last week. We also saw Jordan Evans get more run at linebacker last...

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