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Brown, Holland waived

Safety Stevie Brown was waived Tuesday just three days after being promoted to the 53-man roster and making a big special teams tackle in a 16-14 win over the St. Louis Rams.

Also waived was Jonathan Holland, who was on injured reserve and is now free to sign with another team.

If Brown clears waivers, he’ll likely be back on the practice squad.

No word yet on who will be signed to take Brown’s spot, but the locker of offensive lineman Erik Pears was still intact Monday even though he was waived prior to the Rams game.

Cutting Brown likely means the Raiders believe Hiram Eugene, out with a hamstring injury against St. Louis, will be able to face Arizona.

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  • Sweep The Leg.

    1st

  • JB

    I see they waived Stevie Brown, S and Johnathan Holland, WR. I thought Stevie Brown was a player. Many were placing him ahead of Hiram Eugene. What happened? If two go off two must be added. Who’s been added?

  • lefty12

    Go Raiders

  • HayesHaynes

    Why aren’t the Raiders cutting Sam Williams? We’ve got plenty of linebackers.

  • mcskinnnylegs

    WTF?ONLY THE RAIDERS!

  • Raiders for life

    Shoot, I wanted to see what Stevie could do. Now we’ll see what he can do for another team. Good call AL you dumb….

  • http://www.car.org KoolKell

    HayesHaynes Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Why aren’t the Raiders cutting Sam Williams? We’ve got plenty of linebackers.
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    He’s got a full Davis Scholarship.

  • aig-raiders

    Pears is back on the roster. stupid move by Al again. he will be scooped up by another team.

  • raidertay

    Make up yor mind on Stevie Brown already. Either you want him or you dont. Hopefully they see a player then want and it not this Pears/Brown musical chairs.

  • StayinBlack

    Well were signing someone that’s for sure. Also this game in Arizona is a Must win IMO.My Wish List We(raiders) have to be a team with a set Identity when it comes to playing winning football coming down in Arizona the whole team all sides of the ball hav to be focused. We run the ball. We pitch 3 and outs on D. It’s obvious we move the ball but we gotta convert in the redzone and create more turnovers.

  • fat kidd

    JB Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    I see they waived Stevie Brown, S and Johnathan Holland, WR. I thought Stevie Brown was a player. Many were placing him ahead of Hiram Eugene. What happened? If two go off two must be added
    …………..YAMON FIGURS AND JUSTIN FARGAS……

  • StayinBlack

    Haha post 11

  • J Hill

    Comparing apples to apples where do you see any evidence that grads is a better qb??

    He may be ahead of campbell at the moment, but once campbell gets the feel, grads couldnt carry or see over campbells jock strap.

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    I’m going strictly off of what I see this year in Silver and Black. I supported Campbell starting initially. The main thing I’ve been disappointed in is his lack of accuracy with the WRs. Timing? Maybe it is.

    I don’t think we could have afforded to lose this weekend, and JC clearly was not “comfortable” with the offense and his Oline.

    Gradowski is ahead of Campbell with the offense at this moment, which means he should play, right? Give Campbell time to sit and watch for a change and see if he can pick some things up. I don’t think Gradowski is going to last long with his style, so let’s just hope Campbell is ready when his number is called again.

  • Darkside666

    Holland was already on IR, so he doesn’t count against the 53 man roster.. Only have to replace one spot, and that appears to be Pears coming back in place of Brown.. Un-effing-real…

    Hiram Eugene HAS to have secret pics of Al and a goat doing vile, dirty things together, ’cause his scholarship is almost as pathetic as Sam Williams’..

  • Midwest Fan

    Going with the obvious. DMC needs the ball in his hand either running or receiving, Seymore needs to be in the game, O-line needs to block for Grads. I like Campbell but right now grads is the better player.

  • aloha

    BRING BACK COLT BRENNAN!!

    Get rid of Boller or Jason, and bring back Colt Brennan. Let’s be done with failed players. While Grad is our best bet now, Colt Brennan could be our future. Wake up Raider Nation!

  • Raiders for life

    JC is has not looked very good. Remember last year when you guys were saying give Jabutthead until week 8? This year Cable had the balls to wait to week 1-1/2. I was hoping that JC was going to be the QB too, but at this point I’m not sure.

  • J Hill

    It’s hard to say how much Reid was pushed into this decision by the front office, but team sources clearly indicated to Paolantonio that Reid wanted to go back to Kolb — he is loyal to a fault — and had to be persuaded to give Vick another look.

    “Michael did an exceptional job and my job is to evaluate the players,” Reid said. “It’s my obligation to make the proper decision.”

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    Andy Reid has to get he ok from the owner on who plays QB?????

    Hmmmmmmmmm……

  • fat kidd

    aloha Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    BRING BACK COLT BRENNAN!!

    Get rid of Boller or Jason, and bring back Colt Brennan. Let’s be done with failed players. While Grad is our best bet now, Colt Brennan could be our future. Wake up Raider Nation!

    ………………ONLY QBS FROM THE MAINLAND NO FOREIGNERS………

  • Tino

    Hollands was on IR so he didn’t count. I really liked Steve Brown and believe he should be a head of Hiram. The only reason I can think the Raiders would cut him is because Gallery is not going to play and we need all the help on the line in case someone goes down. This games is important like every game but we need to show we can win back to back games.. GO RAIDERS..

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    Who cares about a 7th round safety….

    Anyway, echoing Jhill’s comment…the Raiders have to go with RIGHT NOW…not MIGHT BE OR COULD BE…

    Right now is Bruce Gradkowski. Jason Campbell looked dreadfull and is either not equipped for this offense..or not equipped for the NFL.

    I would rather see Gradkowski go 15 games so a FINAL verdict can be made on this guy. I am tired of seeing a good QTR or Half…its about doing it consistently over entire games.

    We need to make sure he’s not the next Shaun Hill or JT O’Sullivan ~ and the only way to answer that is to play him the rest of the season no matter what.

    Jason Campbell will be available next year…or the year after that…in fact, he will be in Omaha next to Justin Fargas and a bunch of other ex-Raiders

  • CJ Legend 34

    Why do you cut a guy who just started to produce on the field? Are they trying to kill the guys confidence or what? I bet he is mad he was picked up by the Raiders. Heck cut Hendersons dumb @$$!!! Or how about Mitchell he ain’t done jack but run his lips!

  • Raiders for life

    Thanks CJL, that is what I wanted to say.

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    CJ Legend 34 Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Why do you cut a guy who just started to produce on the field? Are they trying to kill the guys confidence or what? I bet he is mad he was picked up by the Raiders. Heck cut Hendersons dumb @$$!!! Or how about Mitchell he ain’t done jack but run his lips!
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    True. But Mitchell is on that scholarship program too. So he isn’t going anywhere. Mario Henderson? Well, the Raiders are so shallow at O-Line they have to keep everyone and anyone…..hell, look at the musical chairs with Pears.

    Anyway, none of those guys you mention start. Its Huff and Branch in the secondary…and Henderson is going ot play.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Agree with Jerry Grads is a dink and dunk fly by the seat of your pants kind of player. Campbell seems like he can get in a groove with the WRs and really be able to do something down field. Those on the move floaters Grads threw aginst the Rams will not fly aginst superior NFL teams. Also, I hate to break it to you fellas buut Grads ain’t no Gannon.

  • Raiders for life

    Floaters? Grads threw some lazers too.

  • CJ Legend 34

    I know and you’re right but I still don’t think Mitchell is even close to the real deal and I think we still have to many players such as Henderson and all of our DBs excluding Nnamdi that are just to inconsistant. Stevie Brown seems coachable like you can play him up you see the effort. I look at guys like Mitchell and Henderson and you always find yourself saying things like..Wha? Huh? WTF? Get his @$$ out of there! You know what I am saying? Our whole o-line looks like the land of misfit toys. It is BS!
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    SnB offense defense specialteams Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    CJ Legend 34 Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Why do you cut a guy who just started to produce on the field? Are they trying to kill the guys confidence or what? I bet he is mad he was picked up by the Raiders. Heck cut Hendersons dumb @$$!!! Or how about Mitchell he ain’t done jack but run his lips!
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    True. But Mitchell is on that scholarship program too. So he isn’t going anywhere. Mario Henderson? Well, the Raiders are so shallow at O-Line they have to keep everyone and anyone…..hell, look at the musical chairs with Pears.

    Anyway, none of those guys you mention start. Its Huff and Branch in the secondary…and Henderson is going ot play

  • CJ Legend 34

    Just trying to pump up the blog! I do think Campbell has more upside when our team evolves, but right now I can’t get mad with Grads game he is a scrapppper!

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    26.Raiders for life Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    Floaters? Grads threw some lazers too.

  • http://www.aflciodental.com/unions/IBEW.png r8eray

    Stevie Brown????
    WTF!!

  • Raiders for life

    @ 29
    Yep, I’m bummed

  • djohnnyg

    Why cut Stevie Brown? The guy had the potential to be a ball hawk; a guy who makes PLAYS. Makes NO SENSE, especially since they are sticking with Hiram Eugene.

    Must have pics of Al with animals or something as a previous poster mentioned.

  • http://www.aflciodental.com/unions/IBEW.png r8eray

    One step forward…two steps back!!
    The Raiders organization never seems to fail!
    What’s next…start Jason on Sunday???

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    You’ll get ur wish soon enough R8eray….tomorrow!

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    Al = JC
    Cable = Grads

    It’s as simple as that.

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    Stevie Brown was cut as a result of his outright refusal to change Al’s soiled diaper.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    Stevie? Noooooooooooooooooooooo

  • 8RaiderReign8

    NOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Why cut S Brown?!?
    Why not cut Eugene, R Brown, N Miller, S Williams, or Bennett?!?!

    I don’t like Cable, and I’m sick of his moves.
    -Alternating LTs!
    -Starting a rookie LT at C!
    -playing Campbell at G!!
    OL Guru my @$$!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    Fire Cable! Now!!

  • Captain Mudslide & the Dingle Berry Posse

    O, i believe he is on a short leash…just my opinion.

  • 8RaiderReign8

    I mean I know what a good team does. Good teams keep good personnel. I’m not sayin Stevie Brown was the next great safety, but we cannot be a team that willingly releases players that play well. If not SB it’ll be another young up-and-comer that makes it somewhere else.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Captain,

    I hope so.

  • http://atm Raider O

    I didn’t like Gruden that much, I thought he was too conservative (play-calling), but he was our best coach.
    This team is perfect for Gruden. We have a good Defense, good RBs, and a few vet QBs.

    Bring Gruden Back, or hire J Harbaugh!

  • EMRaiders

    I hope stevie gets picked up by another team. He deserves the chance to play for a team that wants him. Or at least he doesn’t deserve to be used like a yo-yo.

    I have a strong feeling that Campbell will start this sunday. I just hope that if he sucks again Cable has the balls to pull him again and that the game is still within reach by then.

    I want to see JC do good, but I just don’t think he gives us the best chance right now. Grad has a good thing going with the offense, why not ride that high all the way up until it comes back down. We know it probably won’t last forever, and eventually he will have a bad game or two and JC will be thrown in there, but hopefully we’ll be something like 6-4 by then.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Best coach in a few decades.
    Madden was our best coach IMO.

  • BenRaiderfan

    Jeez, we get rid of Brown again? What is it with this team? What the hell is going on? Cable doesn’t have a clue as to what he’s doing right now.

  • Kirk

    They should have gotten rid of Mitchell and kept Brown.

    Brown has already made more plays than Mitchell has his entire career.

    Al can’t admit his mistakes.

  • hendu

    RaiderO,How are you doin,young man? You still want Cable out? Not Dish? or Direct tv? RAIDERS!!!!!!!O,just got back in,do you have a problem with Qbs in and out? If JC starts and if BG is needed, seems like a great PLAN to me!Has worked in the past,maybe again?

  • http://atm Raider O

    Bruce gets the WRs involved, he demands respect, and he is a fighter. I like Campbell more than Bruce when it comes to talent, but Bruce is playing better.
    We should put our best players on the field, and our best QB at this point is Bruce.

  • BenRaiderfan

    Hey maybe it’s a good thing. Maybe we’ll actually get a quarterback because no one not carrying pom poms believes Grads going to last the season.