Antonio Brown set to join New England Patriots

Antonio Brown has agreed a deal with the New England Patriots, hours according to multiple reports.
Brown and the Patriots agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $15m (#12m) that includes a $9m (#7.2m) signing bonus, according to reports.
The 31-year-old took to the deal that was all-but-confirm, posting an image of himself having hat and a jersey.
The information is based on a whirlwind day where Oakland released Brown that a little more than 48 hours before the Raiders’ season opener against the Denver Broncos.
The move capped a tumultuous week in Oakland and came just hours after the wide receiver submitted a message into Instagram on Saturday morning which finished with”Release me @raiders”.
Brown became a free agent as of 4:01pm Eastern Time on Saturday and was free to sign with any team. He’s eligible to play in Week 2.
“We tried every way possible to make it function,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden told Bloomberg.
“All I will say is it’s disappointing. I am very pleased with our clients, our coaches, our owner. We did everything we can to make this job. I’m sorry it did not. I apologise, but I shall tell you I am very proud of everything we did an organisation to attempt. I wish Antonio nothing but the very best.”
Speaking on NFL Network earlier, Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he’ll get to focus on finding a new team.
“It has been well-documented that it has been a rocky road from the beginning,” Rosenhaus said.
“Regrettably, not all connections between players and teams work out. Everybody had the best goals going in but it didn’t pan out.”
Brown’s launch came less than 24 hours after Gruden said he expected the receiver to play in Monday’s season opener.
He was fined $215,000 (#175,000) on Friday for a confrontation with all Raiders general manager Mike Mayock earlier in this week. The conduct fine voided the approximately $30m (#24m) of guarantees in his contract, while the Raiders also allegedly wouldn’t be bound to give him any termination pay.
The Raiders obtained Brown at a commerce in March, sending third-round and fifth-round draft picks. They then signed into some three-year, $50m (#40m) restructured contract extension. According to reports, the Raiders have to cover any cash to Brown.
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