But there was another team out there who also wanted to sign Brown: the Oakland Raiders.
Ahead of Sunday’s showdown against the Redskins, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Wednesday that Oakland tried to sign him.
“I like him as a player,” Del Rio said. “I think he’s a big guy that can run and can be an every-down linebacker.”
In the offseason, Brown said he signed with the Redskins, partly, because of a dinner with coach Jay Gruden. The two bonded and Gruden said Brown has a great personality. Brown’s speed and ability to chase down players was what made the Redskins interested, Gruden said in May.
The Raiders play in a 4-3 scheme and Brown has played in a 3-4, which the Redskins play in under defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.
Brown said Thursday that ultimately, Oakland’s interest didn’t matter.
“If they don’t pull the trigger, it don’t matter,” Brown said. “I’m back home with Washington and I’m happy here. I’m with a good group of guys and we’re building. We’re just trying to keep it going and we’re trying to get a win Sunday night.”
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