By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 4:48 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders announced the signing of Michigan safety Stevie Brown, taken in the seventh round of the draft.
All that remains are the top two picks _ Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain and Texas defensive tackle Lamarr Houston.
Houston said in a phone interview he was leaving negotiations up to his agent (Jordan Woy) but expected to be in uniform and practicing when the Raiders hold a double session a week from today.
Although the NFL released the Raiders reporting date as July 28, players actually arrive a day earlier, on Tuesday, and will spend Wednesday in a series of meetings in preparation for the first practices.
Coach Tom Cable will speak to the media Wednesday.
Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant is the only wide receiver to have signed so far. Last year at this time, just two first-round picks had signed.
As the No. 8 overall pick, McClain can expect a contract roughly equivalent to last year’s No. 7 selection, Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey received $23.5 million in guaranteed money.