After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.
The Raiders dropped to 0-2 with a lackluster showing in their home opener, a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday at Coliseum. The offense had four turnovers and the defense offered little resistance as the Raiders looked every bit the worst team in the NFL as some predicted they would be.
That supposedly new and improved Raiders pass rush has yet to show up through two games. Oakland failed to sack Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during their 30-14 loss to the Texans on Sunday. It was the first time since Nov. 18, 2012 that the Raiders did not have a sack, ending a 23-game streak.
Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew will miss the home opener against the Houston Texans with an injured right hand.
If the Raiders’ Derek Carr is overwhelmed as the only rookie starting quarterback in the NFL, he’s great at masking his anxiety. He speaks with perspective, admitting he can’t possibly know everything, but he is doing all he can to master the game.

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