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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
HOF finalist Tim Brown left impression

By Todd Archer

ARLINGTON, Texas -- In 1998, Charles Woodson was the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft by Oakland and Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown was coming off his best season when he caught 104 passes for 1,408 yards and five touchdowns.

Woodson’s introduction to Brown, the Dallas native who is a Hall of Fame finalist this year, at training camp did not go so well.

“Tim might’ve ran a triple move on me or something like that,” Woodson said “Actually I was pretty embarrassed. We were running one on ones and there’s no pass rush and he kind of left me in the dust a little bit. I had some great battles with Tim. He’s a guy that they always used him in motion and he did a great job of understanding leverages and getting open coming out of his routes, so I learned a lot, playing and going against him every day. That’s what prepared me to play in the games, going against a guy who hopefully is a Hall of Famer.”

Brown will learn on Saturday whether he will get selected and we will have more on his candidacy n Wednesday.

What did he remember about Woodson?

“I was happy when training camp was over, I can tell you that, so we didn’t have to go up against each other anymore,” Brown said.