Gruden challenges Antonio Brown during Raiders offseason

Sports 05/29/19, 02:27

Antonio Brown's credentials were well established long before he arrived in Oakland as the Raiders new No. 1 receiver.Brown posted six straight 100-catch seasons for the Steelers with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and was the NFL's most prolific receiver before he forced his way out of Pittsburgh to join the Raiders ...

Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

Football 05/21/19, 13:29

Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening.Antonio Brown. Le'Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all came for him in some form or another during a turbulent ...

Rookie WR Johnson paying no heed to Antonio Brown mentions

Football 05/10/19, 15:16

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Diontae Johnson understands parallels will be drawn between himself and former Steelers star Antonio Brown. The third-round pick, however, is focused on forging his own path.The comparisons and serendipitous circumstances that link the two are almost too conspicuous to believe. But this "D.J." isn't actively ...

Steelers begin life after Brown, draft WR Diontae Johnson

Football 04/26/19, 20:50

The Pittsburgh Steelers are reloading at wide receiver following star Antonio Brown's high-profile departure to Oakland.The Steelers selected Toledo's Diontae Johnson with their first of two picks in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday. The 5-foot-10 Johnson caught 43 passes for 663 yards and seven touchdowns for ...

Ravens make 1st-round swap, select Oklahoma receiver Brown

Football 04/25/19, 22:32

Baltimore Ravens rookie general manager Eric DeCosta waited his entire life to make a selection in the NFL draft, so delaying the moment for a few extra minutes wasn't much of a hardship.When the wait was over, DeCosta selected wide receiver Marquise Brown of Oklahoma.And by trading the 22nd overall ...

Steelers want draft built on difference-makers, not drama

Football 04/18/19, 16:35

Antonio Brown is gone.The Pittsburgh Steelers hope the drama the star wide receiver produced during his prolific, but occasionally problematic stay followed him out the door.And while general manager Kevin Colbert understands it will be difficult to replace such a vital part of one of the NFL's most prolific offenses, ...

Raiders sign backup quarterback Landry Jones

Football 03/26/19, 15:43

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones.The move on Tuesday gives the Raiders another potential backup behind starter Derek Carr. Oakland signed Mike Glennon earlier in free agency and also has Nathan Peterman on the roster.Jones was originally a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2013. He has ...

Vegas-bound Raiders spending big for final season in Oakland

Football 03/15/19, 15:38

Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock were invited by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis for an event in Las Vegas last week, a year before the team's planned move to Sin City.The Raiders coach and general manager were set for a night on the town with their wives when those plans ...

Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

Sports 03/15/19, 14:44

It's probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL's business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor. A frenzy of bidding and trading and changes of mind — all involving millions of dollars.Several trends already have appeared during the two days of the "legal tampering" ...

Addition of Antonio Brown ‘changed everything’ for Raiders

Football 03/13/19, 18:17

Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week.The Pittsburgh Steelers were willing to trade ...

Update: Megadeals and trades official at 4 p.m. EDT

Sports 03/13/19, 10:08

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT):11:05 a.m.With the NFL's "legal tampering" period ending at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the flurry of agreements reached the last two days will become official.FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries the ball ...

Column: AB gives stars new weapon _ and makes owners nervous

Sports 03/12/19, 16:32

Some of Antonio Brown's antics are impossible to defend. Livestreaming from the locker room after a playoff win. Disappearing for two days right before the crucial season finale of 2018. Showing no respect for the coach who spent so much time defending his eccentricities.But demanding a new contract?That's just a smart ...

Source: Raiders agree to deal with safety Lamarcus Joyner

Football 03/12/19, 11:33

After making a couple of big splashes to improve their offense, the Oakland Raiders have now turned to upgrading their struggling defense.The Raiders agreed to a four-year contract with versatile free-agent safety Lamarcus Joyner, a person familiar with the deal said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because ...

Source: Raiders to sign tackle Trent Brown to $66M deal

Football 03/11/19, 14:34

The Oakland Raiders made another big splash Monday, agreeing to sign free agent offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year deal worth a record $66 million.Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person ...

sources: Jets agree on deal to acquire Raiders’ Osemele

Sports 03/10/19, 17:18

The New York Jets made a big move to get a big man to bolster their offensive line.Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that the Jets agreed Sunday to acquire two-time Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders.The deal includes the ...

source: Raiders acquire WR Antonio Brown from Steelers

Sports 03/10/19, 01:47

The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative new contract he wanted.A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that the Raiders finalized the deal with the ...

Antonio Brown says “too much smoke” to return to Steelers

Sports 03/01/19, 23:02

The Pittsburgh Steelers insist there's still a chance wide receiver Antonio Brown could return next season.Brown doesn't see it that way.According to a transcript provided by HBO, the four-time All-Pro told LeBron James on James' HBO show "The Shop" that there's "too much smoke" between Brown and the team for ...

Steelers hope to see less of Brown if they pull off trade

Sports 02/27/19, 14:53

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert insists he would gladly welcome back Antonio Brown next season.If things don't work out, Colbert has a plan for that, too.Colbert addressed the rampant rumors about Brown's future Wednesday by saying he would only trade the Steelers' star receiver if he gets equal value ...

Brown meets with Rooney, saying ‘it is time to move on’

Sports 02/19/19, 15:30

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with president Art Rooney II, though any shot at reconciliation between the two sides appears to be out of the question.Brown, who has asked to be traded, posted a picture on various social media ...

Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

Sports 02/12/19, 16:10

The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven't decided whether there's a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown to return in 2019.Not that it matters to Brown. He's already made up his mind.A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowler has formally asked the Steelers ...

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