After a week of nearly non-stop drama involving Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown and his feet, it looks like he’s back to his old, elusive self.
Prior to the Raiders’ preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals today, Brown decided to give the Arizona turf a try. He lined up for a deep route and was able to sprint all the way down the field for a long catch.
Seeing him sprinting is a good sign considering what Brown has gone through the last few weeks. He suffered frostbite on his feet several weeks ago, which reportedly came as a result of using a cryo-chamber without proper footwear.
Despite being able to make that catch, he’s unlikely to be suiting up for the Raiders tonight.
AB is back on the turf tonight 👀
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) August 15, 2019
The Oakland Raiders made a significant investment in Brown this past offseason. They traded a pair of mid-round draft picks to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for Brown.
Last year he led the NFL in touchdown catches with a career-high 15 of them. He also recorded his sixth straight season with at least 100 catches and 1,000 yards, an NFL record.
Brown will be an essential part of a team that hopes to improve upon last year’s 4-12 record and 28th ranked scoring offense.