Skip to main content

Why Antonio Brown Is Skipping Raiders Practice Today

Antonio Brown warms up before a Raiders preseason game.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Oakland Raiders are once again without their prized offseason addition, Antonio Brown, at practice this evening.

Brown, 31, is skipping practice as he's upset with the NFL's latest ruling on his helmet issue.

The NFL had previously said it would allow Brown to wear a version of his old helmet, as long as it was less than 10 years old.

Brown found one of those old helmets, though the NFL ruled it didn't pass a safety test.

Now, Brown is skipping practice. The Raiders aren't happy. "We need to know if he's all in or all out," Oakland GM Mike Mayock said today.

“We have pretty much exhausted all avenues of relief," Mayock said of the helmet drama with Brown.

Brown has previously threatened to retire as a result of the NFL's new helmet rule.

Oakland is set to open the 2019 regular season on Monday night, Sept. 9, against the Denver Broncos.