More On Release Of WR Antonio Brown, When He Can Play For New Team


As noted earlier here at, the Raiders have released wide receiver Antonio Brown before he even played a game for them.

The release came hours after Brown requested it with a post on Instagram. Brown was fined $215,000 Friday night for “conduct detrimental to the team” for the incident with general manager Mike Mayock earlier this week, per Adam Schefter. With the fine, the Raiders voided the more than $29 million worth of guaranteed money on his contract. The team also sent Brown a letter that he “no longer will be entitled to termination pay” should he be released, according to Schefter.

Given his veteran status, Brown isn’t subject to waivers, per Tom Pelissero. He’s free to sign with a new team at 4:01 PM EST today, according to Field Yates but he won’t be eligible to play for a new team tomorrow or Monday.

Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus indicated he’ll immediately begin looking for a new home for Brown.

“Now that Antonio is a free agent, we are focused on the future and I will immediately work on signing him to a new team,” Rosenhaus said via Adam Schefter. “Antonio is looking forward to a new beginning.”