Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders talks with general manager Mike Mayock before the National Football League preseason game in Glendale, Ariz., on August 15, 2019.
EARLIER: Controversial Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a rambling YouTube video of a private conversation he had with Raiders coach Jon Gruden on Friday, then demanded the team release him in an Instagram post on Saturday.
Wednesday's Instagram story, in which Brown posted the letter from Mayock detailing that he'd been fined almost $14,000 for skipping the team's pre-game walkthrough on August 22, was just the first of several: on Friday night he posted a tightly-produced video that included audio of a phone conversation between himself and Raiders coach Jon Gruden that said "Free me!" It doesn't come as a huge surprise.
Saturday was another reminder of just how lucky the Los Angeles Rams are when it comes to not having to deal with drama after seeing what a mess the Antonio Brown situation has been. Seattle checks both of those boxes this year.
"I wasn't good enough", Roethlisberger said.
"Special exceptions to this rule may be considered by the NFL Football Operations department depending on the circumstances (e.g., player traded to another team)", the rule states.
Furthermore, agent Drew Rosenhaus told NBC at Sunday night's game that Brady has offered to have Brown live with him and his family until the receiver is settled. Now, Brown enters the Patriots with a clean slate and a very real chance to become a Super Bowl champion.
Because the Patriots have not officially signed Brown, he couldn't watch Sunday's game from the sideline.
Brown in Seattle would have been interesting, given Russell Wilson's ability to extend plays and Brown's ability to get open on his own.
Brown jumps into a New England offense that already consists of high-potential wide receivers in veterans Julian Edelman, Demaryius Thomas and Josh Gordon, among others.
Antonio Brown has been released by the Oakland Raiders.
"Antonio Brown is not in the building today", Mayock told reporters Thursday.
Brown on Wednesday announced he will use a Xenith Shadow helmet this season.
In 15 games, Brown recorded 104 receptions on a total of 168 overall targets to finish the year with 1,297 receiving yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns.
The GOAT has spoken, and it's time we all listen.
Rice went on to compare Brown to Denzel Washington, noting that he won the Oscar for a performance that forced the Raiders' hands this past weekend.