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Former Alabama DB Tony Brown signed to Raiders’ practice squad

Tony Brown (#2) celebrates big play for Alabama's defense in 2016 versus Washington
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The Las Vegas Raiders have signed a former Alabama player to its practice squad.

After spending last season in Cincinnati, Tony Brown was released from the Bengals last week.

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Brown went undrafted in the 2018 venue. He posted the third-fastest 40-time at the NFL Combine, 4.35 seconds, but was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers. Brown got cut from the team in September of 2018; however, he would find a home with the Green Bay Packers. He played in 20 games — three starts — and totaled 45 tackles, five pass breakups, and two forced fumbles.

Brown got released after the 2019 season and landed with the Bengals. He is on his fourth NFL team, but the Raiders have Lester Cotton, Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake, Alex Leatherwood, and Henry Ruggs III from the Crimson Tide.

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Brown played at Alabama from 2014 to 2017.

He was an emotional leader on defense and a two-time College Football Playoff National Champion.

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