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Raiders and Tim Brown part company

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Napa, CA (Sports Network) - The Oakland Raiders and wide receiver Tim Brown have mutually decided to part ways after the two sides couldn't agree on how the veteran would be used during the 2004 season.

The Raiders wanted Brown to take a secondary role in the offense, but Brown feels he can still be productive and hopes to latch on with another team. "This is a pause button, not a stop button," said Brown, who hopes to rejoin the organization in the future. "I understand that this game of football can get complicated. I'm going to be involved with this organization in the future in some way. "No matter what happens...I will retire as a Raider. Whether I go and play somewhere else this year, or if I decide to retire. I don't know what my options are going to be." Brown spent the first 16 years of his NFL career with the Raiders after being selected in the first round of the 1988 draft. He was the club's second- leading receiver last year with 52 catches for 567 yards and two touchdowns. The Raiders had a down season in 2003, posting a record of just 4-12 after reaching the Super Bowl the previous year.

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