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Raiders trade 4th-round pick for McCown, Williams

Updated: April 29, 2007, 11:48 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Determined to provide a veteran mentor for JaMarcus Russell, and to have an experienced quarterback on hand so they would not have to rush the top player selected in the 2007 draft into the lineup immediately, the Oakland Raiders on Saturday night acquired Josh McCown from the Detroit Lions.

The teams had been discussing a McCown trade for weeks, with the Raiders feeling the five-year veteran could challenge for the starting job. Oakland also added former first-round wide receiver Mike Williams, ...

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