Stevie Brown made the roster after all. It was simply a week late.
The Raiders released offensive lineman Erik Pears, re-signed Monday, and promoted safety Stevie Brown from the practice squad. Brown was released in the initial cut to 53 players, but only after he believed he had made the team and was even interviewed by the media about it.
There were unconfirmed reports Brown was cut by Davis over the objections of the coaching staff, who would have preferred the seventh-round pick over second-year safety Mike Mitchell.