Antonio Brown has agreed a deal with the New England Patriots, hours according to numerous reports.
Brown along with the Patriots agreed to a one-year deal worth around $15m (#12m) that includes a $9m (#7.2m) signing bonus, according to reports.
The 31-year-old took to the deal to websites, posting a picture of himself with hat and a jersey.
The information is based on a day where Oakland released Brown a bit more than 48 hours prior to the Raiders’ season opener.
Patriots open their season against the former side Pittsburgh Steelers, once they will increase their Super Bowl championship banner of Brown .
Brown played 130 matches prior to his move into Raiders.
The move capped a tumultuous week in Oakland and arrived just hours after the wide receiver submitted a message into Instagram on Saturday morning which finished with”Release me @raiders”.
Brown became a free agent at 4:01pm Eastern Time on Saturday and has been free to sign with any team. He’s eligible to play in Week two.
“We tried every way possible to make it work,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden told Bloomberg.
“All I’m going to say is it’s disappointing. I’m really pleased with our players, our coaches, our owner. We did. I am sorry it didn’t. I apologise, but I shall tell you I am very proud of what we did as an organisation to attempt. I wish Antonio nothing but the best.”
Speaking on NFL Network Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he will have to work on finding a brand new team.
“It’s been well-documented that it has been a rocky road from the start,” Rosenhaus said.
“Unfortunately, not all connections between teams and players work out. Everyone had the very best intentions going in but it didn’t pan out”
Brown’s release came less than 24 hours after Gruden said he anticipated the wide receiver to play in Monday’s season opener.
He was fined $215,000 (#175,000) on Friday for a confrontation with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock earlier in the week.
The conduct fine voided the roughly $30m (#24m) of guarantees in his contract, although the Raiders also reportedly would not be obligated to provide him any termination pay.
The Raiders acquired Brown in a trade in March, delivering fifth-round along with third-round draft selections. Then they signed into some three-year, $50m (#40m) restructured contract expansion. According to numerous reports, the Raiders have to cover Brown any money.
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