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Las Vegas Raiders reach one-year deal with receiver John Brown, source says

The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a one-year contract with wide receiver John Brown, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The deal is worth $3.75 million and could be worth up to $5.5 million if incentives are met, the source said.

Brown’s choice came down to the Raiders and Houston Texans, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Brown joins a Raiders wide receivers corps led by 2020 first-round pick Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow. Las Vegas released veteran wide receiver Tyrell Williams earlier this offseason.

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The Buffalo Bills released Brown earlier this month in a move that cleared $7.93 million in salary-cap space.

Brown, 30, put together a career season for the Bills in 2019, setting career highs with 72 receptions and 1,060 yards while operating as Buffalo’s No. 1 receiver.

Those numbers sharply declined in 2020 as injuries limited him to just nine games and the second-lowest reception (33) and yardage (458) totals of his career.

A third-round draft pick of the Cardinals in 2014, Brown has 320 receptions for 4,748 yards and 31 touchdowns in 96 career games for Arizona, the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo.

The news of Brown’s agreement was first reported by NFL reporter Adam Caplan.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler and Marcel Louis-Jacques contributed to this report.

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