Antonio Brown released by Raiders in the morning then joins Patriots in the afternoon

Wide receiver Antonio Brown agreed to a contract with the New England Patriots on Saturday (September 7) just hours after being released by the Oakland Raiders, ESPN reported.

Brown and the Patriots agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $15 million that includes a $9 million signing bonus, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted. Agent Drew Rosenhaus reportedly confirmed the agreement between his client and New England.

Brown took to social media to announce the deal in his own way. posting a picture of himself with a Patriots jersey and hat.

The news came on a whirlwind day in which Brown was abruptly released by Oakland and just two days before the Raiders’ season opener against the Denver Broncos.

The move capped a tumultuous week in Oakland and came just hours after the receiver posted a message to Instagram on Saturday morning that ended with “Release me @raiders.”

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