Coston waived, Brown added to roster

Guard Junius Coston, signed last week to the 53-man roster, was waived so the Raiders could add defensive back Darrick Brown from the practice squad.

Safety Michael Huff left the Broncos game with a stinger and did not return.

“We don’t think it will be much of a problem,” Cable said Monday. “We’ll see on Wednesday.”

Brown first caught the Raiders attention at the offseason rookie minicamp. A 6-foot-4, 200-pound cornerback, Brown, along with fullback/tight end Marcel Reece, was awarded a Raiders helmet at the conclusion of the camp.

“They were the best effort guys, the ones who did what we talked about at the start of the camp,” coach Lane Kiffin said at the time.

Brown played defensive back as well as some wide receiver at McNeese State,where he was also a track athlet. Brown was a long jump, triple jump and high jump state champion as a high school athlete in Louisiana.

In fact, his bio on Raiders.com is almost exclusively about his track career.

He lasted in training camp until the last cut, and like Reece, was added to the practice squad.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer