Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Feb. 1, 2014
Though one former Raiders great has been inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, it looks like former great wide receiver Tim Brown will have to wait another year.
Brown was left off the list of Hall of Fame inductees and looks like he will have to wait another year, having already waited five.
Five modern-era inductees were chosen while Brown will be left disappointed for another year. Those inductees are Walter Jones, Michael Strahan, Aenaes Williams, Derrick Brooks, and Andre Reed.
It appears that the committee decided to select Reed over Brown and first-ballot finalist Marvin Harrison.
Brown, who was with the Raiders from 1988-2003, currently holds the fifth-most receptions in league history with 1,094 to go along with the fifth most receiving yards in league history with 14,934 yards. Brown also is tied for seventh most with 100 touchdown receptions. Brown also averaged 10.1 yards per punt return and added three punt returns for touchdowns. Making his feats even more impressive, Brown suffered a torn MCL and PCL in 1989, his second year in the league.
Reed hauled in 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdown receptions.
Guy had waited 23 years before being inducted today, let's hope that Brown won't have to wait that long.
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