Business is boomin'.
Former Raiders receiver Antonio Brown could make a whole lot of money with his new team. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday morning that the Patriots added a $20 million option year to AB's contract for 2020.
The Patriots agreed to a one-year contract with Brown on Saturday, hours after the Raiders released the star receiver. New England gave Brown a $9 million signing bonus, and he could earn up to $15 million this season.
Now, Brown possibly could earn even more as a Patriot.
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Brown asked the Raiders to release him Saturday in an Instagram post after the Raiders voided $29.125 million in contract guarantees due to conduct detrimental to the team. His wish was granted, and now the four-time All-Pro joins a team that beat his old Steelers teammates, 33-3, in their season opener Sunday night.
When opportunity knocked last year for Nick Kwiatkoski, the Chicago Bears’ four-year reserve linebacker, he answered.
With free agency looming, he was put in position to show the rest of the NFL what the Bears privately knew about the high-motor, highly athletic 26-year-old: It wasn’t a lack of ability that prevented Kwiatkoski from being a full-time starter, it was that the Bears had some of the best players in football at his position.
In Kwiatkoski, the Bears’ depth chart was hiding a starting caliber linebacker. And not just a situational one, but the highly coveted three-down kind who can play the run and the pass.
All of which he showed in an eight-game stint at the end of the 2019 season. He had 50 tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss and four pass breakups to firmly establish himself as a valuable free agent target.
The death of George Floyd while in police custody Monday in Minnesota has re-ignited racial tensions in this country.
Protests are occurring in cities all over the United States, and professional athletes are speaking up about their experiences.
On Saturday, Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones shared a heartwarming story on Twitter about an encounter he had with an woman at a home goods store.
Jones, a Dallas, Texas native, was acquired by the Raiders in a trade with the Buffalo Bills last October.
In 10 games for the Raiders, Jones caught 20 passes for 147 yards.
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But receiving this unnamed woman into his arms is the biggest catch of Jones' career.
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