The Raiders have decided that Tarell Brown‘s foot injury will force him on the injured reserve list, ending his season, according to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. He credits his colleague Fallon Smith for first reporting the news.
The team has not made a corresponding roster move to replace Brown on the roster, but Bair believes they could add depth at linebacker, or activate Vincent Brown with Denarius Moore set to miss Sunday’s game with an injury.
Brown has struggled with the injury for three weeks, but has tried to play through the pain. With only two weeks left in the season, however, the team believes it is best for Brown and organization if he sits out the final two games. He hasn’t missed a game all season, the only Raiders’ cornerback who can boast that.
Brown was one of the bright spots on the Raiders’ defense after signing a one-year deal to be with the team, after playing seven seasons in San Francisco. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.