Ex-Raiders receiver Antonio Brown addresses Patriots media for first time

Ex-Raiders receiver Antonio Brown addresses Patriots media for first time

Antonio Brown officially is a Patriot. Sure, he already has played one game with New England, but now that he's shown he is part of the "Patriot Way" with the media, it's actually real. 

Brown answered questions from reporters Thursday for the first time since joining the Patriots on Sept. 9, and took a page out of coach Bill Belichick's book. The former Raiders receiver didn't have any antics or soundbites. 

Instead, he answered four questions in the most bland and boring way possible -- just as Belichick likes. 

"I'm super grateful to be here, to play for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady. I got a lot of the offense to learn, and catch up. But I'm excited and grateful to be here and be a part of these guys," Brown told reporters when asked if he was in good standing with the NFL. 

Days after Brown signed with the Patriots, his former trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a lawsuit against Brown alleging the star receiver sexually assaulted her three separate times, including "forcibly raping" her. He has denied all allegations.

And Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko recently did a deep dive on Brown that shows a pattern of disturbing behavior, including another report of sexual misconduct. 

Brown was not asked directly by the media about these allegations. 

When Brown was asked about getting used to playing for the Patriots, his answer was far from the quotes he would give with the Raiders on HBO's "Hard Knocks" when he actually practiced. 

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"It's football. I'm grateful to play football. Every time you walk in the doors here, you do your best for the team," Brown said. "So every time I walk in here, I just want to make sure I'm preparing and giving these guys my best."

Brown caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in his Patriots debut during Week 2 when New England beat Miami, 43-0. The Patriots play the Jets Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

Raiders inactives: Trent Brown will play in Week 11 game vs. Bengals


Raiders inactives: Trent Brown will play in Week 11 game vs. Bengals

OAKLAND -- The Raiders had a scare Friday when right tackle Trent Brown was listed as questionable for their Week 11 game against the Bengals at the Coliseum.

With tackle David Sharpe already listed as out with a calf injury, that would put Brandon Parker in line to start if Brown was unable to play. 

But it looks like the Raiders' offensive line will be whole to start the game as Brown is listed as active. The Raiders' offensive line played their first whole game together in Week 10, showing promised in a win over the Chargers. 

The Raiders also will be without starting slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner who injured his hamstring in the win over the Chargers. Cornerback Nevin Lawson is expected to slide into his role Sunday, with Daryl Worley also potentially seeing time inside. 

The Raiders also designated quarterback DeShone Kizer, center Erik Magnuson, receiver Keelan Doss, defensive tackle Terrell McClain and return man Dwayne Harris inactive. Harris can't seem to get right, now missing his third straight game and seventh in the last eight. He has been dealing with ankle and foot issues most of the year, hindering the kicking game in the process. Trevor Davis has filled in returning kickoffs and punts, and will continue doing so on Sunday against the Bengals. 

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The Bengals made guard Alex Redmond, offensive tackle Cordy Glen, quarterback Jake Dolegala, tight end Drew Sample, receiver A.J. Green -- he was ruled out early in the week -- CB Torry McTyer and defensive end Anthony Zettel.

Raiders vs. Bengals live stream: How to watch NFL Week 11 game online


Raiders vs. Bengals live stream: How to watch NFL Week 11 game online

The good news is the Raiders are going up against the worst run defense in the league. The even better news is Oakland has Josh Jacobs.

The Bengals head to the Coliseum on Sunday to face a Raiders team that is favored to win. Cincinnati has the worst record in the league, so that shouldn't come as a surprise.

Quarterback Derek Carr hasn't thrown an interception in nearly a month and is looking like his old successful self.

This is guaranteed to be a fun game for the Raiders and their fans.

Here's how to watch the Raiders-Bengals Week 11 game live online and on TV:

Start time: 1:25 p.m. PT
TV channel: CBS (KPIX)
Live stream: fuboTV -- Get a free trial