Update: The Raiders added the name of Stevie Brown to the list on Raiders.com of players who were waived earlier today.
Note: The Raiders have made no mention of waiving Stevie Brown on their transactions page, but have removed him from their 53-man roster on Raiders.com
No word from the Raiders yet, but colleague Steve Corkran got a look at the official NFL personnel notice, and safety Stevie Brown was the last Raiders cut to make it to the minimum of 53 players.
– Since Andy Slater, the Florida talk show host who has been tweeting about this all day, was right about Brown, then there’s a good chance he’s also right that Al Davis overruled the coaching staff in their wish to cut Mike Mitchell instead.
– Tom Cable has been fond of saying, “It’s my team” since training camp opened. But we all know it’s not. It’s Al Davis’ team, and if Mitchell becomes a player and Brown never amounts to anything, then he knows what he’s doing.
Those in the coaching staff weren’t the only ones enamored with Brown. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said during training camp he thought so much of Brown he would personally lobby for his inclusion on the roster if necessary.
Brown can still be added to the Raiders practice squad if he’s not claimed by another team.