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Hard Knocks: Jon Gruden told Antonio Brown he handled everything “seamlessly”

Hard Knocks addressed Antonio Brown‘s feet last week. It ended the second episode with a “to be continued” tease to Brown’s helmet issue. Hard Knocks wasted little time in getting to Brown on Tuesday, setting up the helmet issue only three minutes into the hour-long reality series before cutting to coach Jon Gruden talking privately [more]

Antonio Brown grievance hearing likely to happen Friday

Antonio Brown practiced with a certified helmet on Tuesday, but his second grievance against the league is moving forward. Brown wants to be able to wear a Schutt AiR Advantage helmet made in the last 10 years and certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, but the league said that a [more]

Jon Gruden: Antonio Brown practiced with a certified helmet Tuesday

Antonio Brown was on the field with the rest of the Raiders when Tuesday’s practice began, but it was unclear what he’d be doing during the session because he didn’t have a helmet during the stretching period of the session. Given Brown’s ongoing grievance against the league concerning their decision to prevent him from wearing [more]

Amari Cooper still not practicing but unconcerned about foot

A week has passed since a report that the Cowboys were not concerned about Amari Cooper‘s plantar fascia irritation on the bottom of his foot. Yet, he remained out of practice Tuesday. The Cowboys receiver also isn’t worried despite his continued absence. Cooper told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan that he can be “very [more]

Hard Knocks apparently stops soft-pedaling the Antonio Brown situation

The first two episodes of this year’s Hard Knocks didn’t say all that much about Raiders receiver Antonio Brown. Tonight’s new episode apparently will say plenty. The trailer for Tuesday’s Episode Three focuses exclusively on Brown and his various difficulties and issues. “The feet feeling a lot better,” Brown says in the trailer. “I’ve got [more]

Lions sign Jordan Lasley

The Lions have added a wide receiver to their roster, but it isn’t Dontrelle Inman. Word on Monday was that Inman was visiting with the Lions after being released by the Patriots, but the team opted to sign former Ravens and Raiders wideout Jordan Lasley instead. Lasley was a fifth-round pick of the Ravens last [more]

Antonio Brown files a new helmet grievance

It’s time for Antonio Brown Helmet Grievance 2.0. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Raiders receiver has filed a new grievance regarding the league’s decision to prevent him from wearing a Schutt AiR Advantage helmet that is less than 10 years old. Last Monday, a neutral, independent arbitrator found that Brown could [more]

Monday’s #PFTPM looks at a wild week of Antonio Brown helmet dispute developments

Tuesday night’s Hard Knocks probably won’t even scratch the surface as to the events of the past week regarding Antonio Brown‘s fight with the NFL over his helmet of choice. Monday’s #PFTPM does. For as misguided as his grievance regarding the question of whether he should be permitted to wear a more-than-10-year-old helmet was, Brown [more]

Antonio Brown returns to the Raiders

A day after Raiders G.M. Mike Mayock publicly declared that receiver Antonio Brown needs to be all in or all out, Brown is all in. For now. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown returned to the team and attended practice on Monday. Brown left the team on Sunday due to the league’s [more]

Looking at NFL marriages that ended quickly

The marriage between the Raiders and receiver Antonio Brown may not last long. Which inspired Monday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I, whose on-air marriage somehow has lasted two years, looked at NFL marriages that ended quickly. Check out the selections in the attached video, with the first pick now determined by a daily trivia [more]

NFL will test (and surely fail) more Schutt AiR Advantage helmets

As the NFL prepares for Antonio Brown Helmet Grievance 2.0, which may indeed be coming, the NFL will be cutting off potential arguments and/or improving its position in the court of public opinion. Case in point: Ian Rapoport of the NFL announced on Monday morning that “two more helmets — same Schutt AiR Advantage that [more]

Drew Rosenhaus: I think Antonio Brown will be back soon

A day after Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock expressed frustration that wide receiver Antonio Brown is not participating in training camp, Brown’s agent said Brown will not be gone long. Drew Rosenhaus said on ESPN this morning that Brown should be back with the team soon. But Rosenhaus pushed back against the idea that Brown [more]

Drew Rosenhaus: We’re still trying to come up with a helmet solution for Antonio Brown

The Raiders think it’s time for Antonio Brown to Schutt or get off the pot. As explained by his agent, Antonio Brown doesn’t agree that the time has come to pick a new helmet and move forward — or to walk away from the game. “We’ve worked very closely with the Raiders, and we will [more]

Raiders have limited options with Antonio Brown

Regardless of how things got to where they are regarding the Antonio Brown helmet issue (we’ll go through the timeline on Monday’s PFT Live and then I’ll write something up that points out every key development of the past week), the Raiders have drawn their line in the sand: Brown, as G.M. Mike Mayock said [more]

Mike Mayock: Time for Antonio Brown to be all in or all out

Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock has had just about enough of Antonio Brown and his helmet. Mayock told reporters today that Brown is not at practice because he’s still angry the NFL won’t let him wear the helmet of his choice, and Mayock left little doubt that it’s beginning to wear on the team that [more]

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