The Las Vegas Raiders are certainly not done bringing in players for their summer roster, and Isiah Brown is a good addition for CB competition.
Training camp for the Las Vegas Raiders is finally here, and so are the late signings and releases. The Raiders announced Wednesday, July 20, that they signed CB Isiah Brown and released S Dallin Leavitt and G Jordan Meredith.
Brown played for New Orleans in the USFL earlier this spring, tying the team-lead in INTs with two; including a pick-six. He helped the New Orleans’ defense allow the least amount of points with 148 and the best pass defense in the league.
The Tampa, Florida native lettered four years (2016-2019) at Florida International University appearing in 41 games. During his time at FIU, he racked up 102 total tackles, five INTs and 29 pass break-ups. He originally entered the NFL in 2020 as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills.
Competition breeds success and its obvious Las Vegas wants plenty of that in the secondary during training camp by bringing in Brown to compete against 10 other cornerbacks. Here his how the cornerback room currently looks with the addition of Brown.
- Anthony Averett, 5-11 185, 5th Yr
- Ike Brown, 6-0 185, 1st Yr
- Bryce Cosby, 5-10 188, Rookie
- Nate Hobbs, 6-1 195, 2nd Yr
- Chris Jones, 6-0 200, 4th Yr* Signed with LV in June
- Cre’Von LeBlanc, 5-10 190, 6th Yr
- Darius Phillips, 5-10 190, 5th Yr
- Amik Robertson, 5-8 187, 3rd Yr
- Sam Webb, 6-0 202, Rookie
- Rock Ya-Sin, 6-0 190, 4th Yr
- Trayvon Mullen, 6-2 200, 4th Yr* PUP list
Special teams figures to be an opportunity that Brown can potentially make an impact and having versatility at the position can only improve his chances of making the final 53-man roster at the end of camp. Brown has experience being a gunner during his college days at FIU and its likely that might be part of what the front office saw in Brown, in addition to his DB ability.
In a loaded AFC West division, how do the wide receivers stack up amongst each other? Furthermore, how many Raiders crack the list?
We will learn more about new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s 3-4 scheme and how he utilize the nickel cornerback position and other personnel groupings that might warrant signing or keeping another defensive back.
Either way, it’s time to compete.