NFL notebook: Raiders' Brown
reportedly has frostbite
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[August 07, 2019]
Oakland Raiders wide receiver
Antonio Brown might have come up with a new reason to miss training
camp -- frostbite.
The issues that are keeping the star wideout from the practice field
were thought to be blisters, with Brown posting a photo on social
media on Monday showing skin peeling from his feet. But Chris Simms
of PFT Live said he heard Tuesday from someone with knowledge of the
situation that the photo shows burned feet as a result of entering a
cryotherapy machine without the proper footwear.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden told reporters that Brown, a seven-time Pro
Bowl selection with the Pittsburgh Steelers before his offseason
trade, wasn't at the team's camp in Napa, Calif., on Tuesday.
Gruden added that the team is "gathering information" but otherwise
declined to comment on the situation, including whether Brown would
be able to make his Raiders' debut when the team opens the regular
season on Sept. 9 against the visiting Denver Broncos.
--Ezekiel Elliott's representatives told the Dallas Cowboys the
two-time rushing champion won't play in 2019 without a new contract,
However, the report added that the 24-year-old running back's
holdout is "not likely" to continue into the regular season, based
on owner Jerry Jones' desire to get a deal done before Week 1.
Elliott, the fourth overall selection by the Cowboys in the 2016 NFL
Draft, will make $3.85 million in the upcoming season, with an
option in 2020 for $9.10 million.
--Ryan Fitzpatrick remains ahead of Josh Rosen two weeks into their
training camp battle to be the starting quarterback of the Miami
"I see Fitz going with the ones like we have during training camp,"
head coach Brian Flores said of the preseason opener this week. "But
that could change. That's where I see it right now."
Fitzpatrick, 36, signed a two-year deal worth $11 million in March,
making the Dolphins his eighth NFL team. The Dolphins acquired the
second-year Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals during the 2019 NFL
--New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele
Bundchen, listed for sale their nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion in
Brookline, Mass., according to multiple reports.
The asking price for the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom custom home
situated along the ninth hole of The Country Club is $39.5 million.
The Brady-Bundchen property was built in 2015 and has a playroom,
gym, spa, wine room, pools and guest house among its amenities.
--The San Francisco 49ers activated running back Jerick McKinnon
from the physically unable to perform list.
McKinnon, 27, missed the entire 2018 season after tearing the ACL in
his right knee in practice at the beginning of September.
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Raiders receiver Antonio Brown (84) reacts during organized
team activities at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
McKinnon signed a four-year, $30 million contract (with $18 million
guaranteed) in March 2018 after four seasons with the Minnesota
Vikings. The 2014 third-round pick rushed for 1,918 yards and seven
touchdowns and caught 142 passes for 984 yards and five scores in 58
games with the Vikings.
--The Los Angeles Chargers activated linebacker Jatavis Brown from
the physically unable to perform list.
Brown, 25, injured his right ankle during the 2018 regular-season
finale at Denver and missed both of the Chargers' playoff games. He
was sidelined throughout the offseason.
Brown started 10 of his 15 games in 2018 and finished second on the
team with a career-high 97 tackles.
--The NFL suspended free agent cornerback Morris Claiborne for the
first four weeks of the season for violating the league's
substance-abuse policy. Claiborne, 29, started 15 games with the New
York Jets last season and registered 57 tackles, 14 passes defensed
and two interceptions.
--Los Angeles Rams second-year linebacker Justin Lawler was
scheduled for foot surgery, head coach Sean McVay said. No details
of the injury or estimates of his recovery time were immediately
--Buffalo Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines will be sidelined a "few
weeks" due to a groin injury suffered in practice Sunday, coach Sean
McDermott said. Gaines, 27, signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract
in March to return to Buffalo after one season with the Cleveland
--Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke
Kuechly won't play in Thursday night's preseason opener at Chicago,
coach Ron Rivera said. It is a precautionary move for both Panthers
stars, with Newton coming back from offseason shoulder surgery and
Kuechly having been held out of practice recently.
--Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker James Onwualu will be out for the
season after he suffered a non-contact knee injury on Monday.
--The Detroit Lions and left guard Joe Dahl agreed to a two-year
contract extension, according to reports. Dahl is in the final year
of his four-year rookie contract.
--Field Level Media
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