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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]

The Antonio Brown helmet situation goes from weird to weirder

The NFL doesn’t want Raiders receiver Antonio Brown to wear the Schutt AiR Advantage, even though the Schutt AiR Advantage was never banned by the NFL, until Antonio Brown found a loophole in the league’s helmet protocol that would allow him to replace his more-than-10-years-old Schutt AiR Advantage with a version less than 10 yers [more]

NFL closes the Antonio Brown helmet loophole

“NFL” apparently stands for “No F–kin’ Loophole.” Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL decided to require testing of the Schutt AiR Advantage after previously informing the Raiders that, if receiver Antonio Brown could find one less than 10 years old, he could use it. The helmet failed the test. Brown had [more]

Raiders sign Cameron Hunt, waive Jordan Lasley

The Raiders re-signed free agent offensive lineman Cameron Hunt, the team announced Saturday. Hunt rejoins the team after spending the offseason in Oakland. He also finished last season on the team’s 53-player roster. Hunt originally signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He was on the 49ers’ practice squad part of [more]

Antonio Brown “part of everything” Raiders did Saturday

A report on Thursday indicated wide receiver Antonio Brown is close to returning to practice with the Raiders and Brown’s activity level on Saturday supports that idea. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Brown “took all the reps today in our walkthrough” and that he anticipates the wideout will be practicing soon. Gruden and quarterback [more]

Raiders activate Denzelle Good from PUP

The Raiders are going to need their depth on the offensive line to help cover Richie Incognito‘s two-game suspension. They got a bit of it back Saturday. Via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com, the Raiders activated Denzelle Good from the physically unable to perform list, and he took part in today’s walk-through. Good had back surgery [more]

Derek Carr: Chance to break Ken Stabler’s Raiders record “gives me goosebumps”

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 18,739 passing yards in his five-year career, which means he’s probably only a game or two away from a significant franchise record. That’s the Raiders record for career passing yards, currently held by Hall of Famer Kenny Stabler. The franchise record of 19,078 yards is just 339 yards away for [more]

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