Antonio Brown is again?
Coach Jon Gruden thinks the Raiders star large receiver will totally take part in follow quickly.
“He took all the reps today in our walkthrough,” Gruden instructed reporters Saturday. “He showed great retention and we’ll see what happens here with this afternoon. We’re going to have a walkthrough today as well … so we’ll pick it up tomorrow.”
#Raiders coach Jon Gruden anticipates Antonio Brown training quickly:. “He took all the reps today in our walkthrough. He showed great retention and we’ll see what happens here with this afternoon; we’re going to have a walkthrough today as well…so we’ll pick it up tomorrow.”
– Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) August 17, 2019
Brown ran routes and caught passes Thursday in Arizona forward of the staff’s second exhibition recreation and likewise was a part of Oakland’s walkthrough again in California over the weekend.
Gruden appears hopeful Brown may lastly be part of the staff for good Sunday.
The begin to the seven-time Professional Bowl receiver’s first 12 months with the Raiders has already been shrouded in turmoil. After he arrived to camp in a scorching air balloon, Brown was rapidly positioned on the non-football harm record. It was later reported Brown was coping with frostbitten toes after a cryotherapy tools mishap.
Then there’s the helmet.
First, the NFL instructed Brown he could not use his previous helmet, as a result of it was not authorised anymore. Brown confirmed up at follow with an previous Steelers helmet he had crudely repainted with colours approximating the Raiders design. Extra not too long ago, Brown refused to play with out his previous helmet. Now, the league will permit Brown to put on the particular mannequin of Schutt helmet he loves, supplied it’s lower than 10 years previous.
Whereas Brown is definitely holding everybody on their toes this early within the season, his teammates are targeted on the soccer side and quarterback Derek Carr is already impressed in Brown’s restricted exhibiting.
“The man’s recall is unbelievable,” Carr mentioned. “He got here in and, no psychological errors, and on this offense, that is not straightforward to do. Particularly, each time you may have a time off … you come again and you are like, you have to keep on coach Gruden’s offense on a regular basis. You may inform Antonio’s been learning as a result of he got here out and did not miss a beat.
“He was part of all the things we did in the present day.”