Tarell Brown played in three consecutive conference championship games with the 49ers but has no regrets about signing with the 1-11 Raiders, writes Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “I wouldn’t change it,” Brown said. “I think once you sign up for something, I’m going to give you everything I have until the end. I’m still jacked up about signing here. I love the guys, I love the locker room, I love the organization. We just don’t have the wins we feel we should have.” Tonight’s news out of Oakland..
- Mike Sando of ESPN.com (Insider sub. req’d) ran down the offseason’s ten worst pickups. Raiders right tackle Austin Howard is among those earning the dubious distinction. While most of the Raiders’ veteran deals didn’t come with heavy guarantees, Howard received $14.8MM guaranteed on a deal that carries a $5.6MM cap hit in 2015 if he’s released.
- The Raiders’ dysfunction might frighten some, but it wouldn’t scare away Jim Harbaugh, writes Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. The way Barrows sees it, Harbaugh isn’t afraid of lousiness and even seems attracted to it. Harbaugh took the Stanford job when they were coming off a 1-11 season and joined the 49ers when they hadn’t had a winning season since 2002.
- Raiders coach Tony Sparano says that we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out whether wide receiver Rod Streater will be activated to the 53-man roster, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times (via Twitter). If Streater is activated, Oakland will have to make a corresponding move to make room. Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com speculates that Streater’s activation could displace Denarius Moore from the roster.