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Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown to sign with Las Vegas Raiders

It’s a one-year deal for the veteran speedster

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The Las Vegas Raiders and former Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, per Adam Caplan. The deal is for one year and is worth $3.75 million, though Brown can earn up to $5.5 million with incentives.

Brown, who turns 31 in April, is coming off an injury-plagued 2020 season with Buffalo. Brown dealt with knee and calf injuries, and he also spent time on the COVID-19 list. In nine regular-season games, Brown made eight starts. He saw 52 targets, hauling in 33 passes for 458 yards and three touchdowns. Those numbers are a far cry from his 2019 season, where he led the Bills in targets, receptions, and receiving yards by catching 72 passes for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns on 115 targets.

The Bills added Stefan Diggs last March and, as expected, that led to a reduced target share for Brown even when he was healthy. Coupled with the emergence of rookie Gabriel Davis, who caught 35 passes for 599 yards and seven touchdowns, and a cap hit north of $9 million, Brown became expendable in Buffalo.

Buffalo reportedly agreed to terms with veteran Emmanuel Sanders yesterday on a one-year deal worth a reported $6 million.