Antonio Brown’s tenure with the Oakland Raiders has already gotten off to a rocky start with one of the stranger injury stories in quite some time. There’s no timetable for his return after suffering from extreme frostbite following a cryotherapy session. The only highlights of Brown in Oakland was his hot air balloon entrance to training camp and the fact that he had to explain to his son why he was catching passes from Derek Carr and not Ben Roethlisberger on Hard Knocks.
Things don’t seem to be getting much better, either. Chase Williams, anchor and reporter for the Pittsburgh-based network WPXI, reports Brown has gone “radio silent” and the team has no idea where he is.
That is what we in the business would call “not great.” The Raiders knew what they were getting themselves into after trading a third and fifth-round pick for the enigmatic superstar over the offseason. But disappearing from camp entirely is another matter.
It appears Mr. Big Chest is up to his usual antics. I look forward to seeing how he makes his grand return to the team while providing little to no explanation for his absence.
UPDATE: According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Raiders have indeed been in contact with Brown, and expect him to return to camp soon.