After a training camp/preseason full of antics, the Antonio Brown-Raiders marriage officially ended on Saturday, with the team releasing the mercurial wide receiver.
The Raiders have released WR Antonio Brown from the team today.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 7, 2019
Brown has as much talent as any wide receiver in the NFL. However, the 31-year-old gave the Raiders numerous headaches in training camp/preseason. Let's review them! Brown:
-Entered training camp via hot air balloon (this was kind of cool)
-Missed time due to frostbitten feet after not wearing proper attire during a cryotherapy session
-Lost two grievances with the NFL over a helmet dispute.
-Posted a fine notice on Instagram after missing a practice and walkthrough
-Got into a spat with Raiders GM Mike Mayock for that fine, which led to the Raiders fining Brown again (reportedly for $215,073.53)
Got all that? Good! So, despite Brown's talent, every team likely won't show interest in him, now that he's a free agent. When it comes to the Bears, the consensus is that the team should avoid signing 31-year-old All-Pro.
If Antonio Brown were to become available, would you want him on the #Bears?— Bears Talk (@NBCSBears) September 7, 2019
"We and not a me thing. We always talk as a team, we win as a team and lose as a team. I didn’t necessarily think that was too much of a we thing."— Mike Schaefer (@MikeSchaefer14) September 7, 2019
- Matt Nagy pic.twitter.com/uDHn9WnBjQ
The locker room is dialed in and needs no distractions.— MPRFCT KNGDM (@bfbdenim) September 7, 2019
Have no fear, though, Bears fans. Based on how the Bears' culture will already be put to the test -- and head coach Matt Nagy's most memorable quote from training camp -- it seems unlikely that they bring Brown to Chicago.
“We don’t have turds on this team," Nagy said.