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Antonio Brown says he's done with NFL, rails against Kraft, Roethlisberger in tweetstorm

Antonio Brown says he's done with NFL, rails against Kraft, Roethlisberger in tweetstorm

Less than two days after thanking the Patriots about the opportunity they gave him, Antonio Brown struck a very different tone on Sunday morning.

The embattled wide receiver took shots at Robert Kraft and Ben Roethlisberger while saying he was through with playing in the NFL in a series of tweets.

Brown's actions have cost him millions of dollars in the form of guaranteed money from the Raiders and a signing bonus from the Patriots. As Tom E. Curran reported, the first installment of Brown's signing bonus with New England was due Monday.

If his first tweet was pointed at NFL owners as a whole, he zeroed in on Robert Kraft in his next tweet.

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Brown brought up Kraft's Orchids of Asia scandal from earlier this year, an incident that the league has not punished the Patriots owner for. Kraft was reportedly "enraged" about Brown's most recent behavior, sending intimidating text messages to one of his accusers.

But Brown wasn't content with only taking shots at Kraft. He also targeted his former teammate Ben Roethlisberger and brought up Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe in an attempt to show a double standard in the NFL.

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So even though Brown's Patriots tenure is over, it's clear we haven't heard the last from the wide receiver, at least on social media.

Report: Several teams still interested in Brown, says agent

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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