Wide receiver Tim Brown ended his monthlong holdout, arriving at the team's Oxnard training camp and signing a two-year deal. The terms were not disclosed.
Brown said there were never any serious problems with the negotiations. As a matter of fact, he could have come in a lot earlier, but he said the Raiders told him to stay out.
"They informed me before camp started that they had 12 or 13 guys coming in that they wanted to take a look at," Brown said.
So, did they directly tell him to stay home?
"It was more indirect," Brown said. "But I caught the hint. I knew what could happen and prepared myself."
That scenario didn't sit too well with Coach Art Shell.
"Whoever told him that was wrong to tell him," Shell said. "I didn't tell him."
"But it was a good chance to get a look at the young guys," Shell added with a smile. "But I still would have liked to have had (Brown) here from day one."