19 Aug 2019, 05:44 IST
Antonio Brown was not with the Raiders on Sunday and Oakland normal supervisor Mike Mayock advised the huge receiver to determine if he was “all in or all out”.
Brown, 31, skipped observe as a result of he continues to be sad about his ongoing dispute with the NFL over his helmet, Mayock revealed when he met with reporters.
“This is the underside line,” Mayock mentioned.
“He is upset in regards to the helmet concern. We’ve supported that, we respect that. At this level, we have just about exhausted all avenues of aid.
“So, from our perspective it is time for him to be all in or all out. We’re hoping he is again quickly.”
GM Mike Mayock issued an announcement as we speak relating to Antonio Brown. pic.twitter.com/5ueLsrOmid
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) August 18, 2019
The helmet Brown wore with the Pittsburgh Steelers is now not on the NFL’s permitted record. He misplaced an arbitration attraction to make use of the previous mannequin, and reportedly threatened to retire if he couldn’t use the helmet.
The Raiders acquired Brown from the Steelers in March in trade for draft picks. He caught 74 landing passes and made seven Professional Bowls throughout his 9 seasons with Pittsburgh.
“We have 89 guys busting their tails,” Mayock mentioned.
“We’re actually enthusiastic about the place this franchise goes and we hope A.B. goes to be an enormous a part of it, beginning week one in opposition to Denver. Finish of story.”
Mayock declined to take questions from the media on Sunday. Brown has additionally handled frostbitten toes, an damage brought on by a cryotherapy gear mishap, in coaching camp.
The Raiders have two preseason video games remaining earlier than they host the Denver Broncos on September 9.