New England Patriots sign WR Antonio Brown after being released
Hours after being released by the Oakland Raiders, the New England Patriots have signed wide receiver Antonio Brown.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Patriots signed Brown to a one-year deal worth up to $15 million and includes a $9 million signing bonus.
It appears Brown confirmed the news on his personal Twitter as well.
The Raiders announced Saturday morning that they were letting Brown go after he requested his release. Oakland opens its season Monday night.
Brown was upset about his latest team fine over an outburst at practice at general manager Mike Mayock. That fine allowed the Raiders to void more than $29 million in guarantees over the next two years in Brown’s contract.
Oakland instead decided to cut ties entirely. The Raiders had been counting heavily Brown after trading a third and fifth-round pick to Pittsburgh for the game’s most prolific receiver in March. They also gave him a new three-year contract worth $50.1 million that now is void following the release.
The Associated Press contributed to this report