Antonio Brown Arrives at Raiders Training Camp in a Hot Air Balloon

Ross Houston
July 28, 2019

First, Brown announced his arrival in Napa on Friday morning riding a hot air balloon.

The Raiders did not specify the nature of Brown's injury. ESPN reports the undisclosed injury isn't considered serious. Brown played his entire career for the Steelers.

As with the physically unable to perform list, players on the NFI list count against their team's 90-man roster and can be activated at any point.

Players arriving for National Football League training camps in grand fashion is hardly a new trend.

Napa Valley, a pretty decent place to hold training camp, is known for its hot air balloon scene so AB made a decision to take use one and enjoy the attractive views of California. "I said, 'Don't yell at me, yell at (Greg) Olson, he's the offensive coordinator'". "Napa Valley is obviously known for the hot air balloons", Brown said in the clip.

Entering the second year of his second stint with the Raiders, Gruden said his team has a lot to accomplish to improve upon a 4-12 finish in 2018. "We've got a lot to prove, that's for sure". "I think it all starts today with the commitment from guys there and everyone there understanding the reasons we're there".

Gruden laughed at the fact Brown arrived in a hot-air balloon and said he expected the receiver to make a bigger entrance.

"Did he land?" Mayock asked.

Derek Carr took a career-high amount of sacks last season while rushing for a career-low amount of yards in his first season operating Jon Gruden's offense.

"I expect a lot more drama from No. 84".

The Raiders will spend a little more than three weeks at the picturesque facility preparing for their final season in Oakland ahead of their move to Las Vegas in 2020.

"I thought he might jump out of an airplane and parachute himself in", Gruden told reporters Friday.

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