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ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reports Antonio Brown has returned to practice.

Brown practiced with the team for the first time since his helmet issue. It comes a day after GM Mike Mayock was forced to make a statement on his status. Brown plans to continue his fight to keep his helmet but will comply with the league's standards for now. Brown seems like a longshot to play in the Raiders' third preseason game, but this puts him on track for Week 1.

Source: ProFootballTalk on NBCSports

Aug 19, 2019, 12:17 PM ET
 

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Another grievance has been filed by Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown against the NFL in his attempt to wear the helmet he prefers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Brown, who had his first helmet grievance denied by an arbitrator on Aug. 12, is now arguing he should be provided the same right as other players in terms of having a one-year grace period to phase out using his helmet. He is claiming the NFL is arbitrarily applying its rules.
 

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Another grievance has been filed by Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown against the NFL in his attempt to wear the helmet he prefers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Brown, who had his first helmet grievance denied by an arbitrator on Aug. 12, is now arguing he should be provided the same right as other players in terms of having a one-year grace period to phase out using his helmet. He is claiming the NFL is arbitrarily applying its rules.
Maybe if Vontez hits him helmet to helmet again it might knock some sense back into him? Worth a try I reckon.
 

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To be fair, the NFL do tend to make the rules up as they go along
And to be fair to the NFL, this isn't one of those occassions. The players union signed off on it two years ago, and they even gave the players with banned helmets a one year grace period. No one else but AB is having whinge. The bloke is just a genuine nutcase.
 

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And to be fair to the NFL, this isn't one of those occassions. The players union signed off on it two years ago, and they even gave the players with banned helmets a one year grace period. No one else but AB is having whinge. The bloke is just a genuine nutcase.
Actually the argument barely a week ago was that the NFL told Brown he could wear the same design of helmet provided it was under 10 years old. Then when he found such helmets, the NFL moved the sticks and said they needed to be tested. Will be interesting to see where this goes from here.

It's not gonna be a long term thing though. Hard Knocks is also playing into this.
 

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Actually the argument barely a week ago was that the NFL told Brown he could wear the same design of helmet provided it was under 10 years old. Then when he found such helmets, the NFL moved the sticks and said they needed to be tested. Will be interesting to see where this goes from here.

It's not gonna be a long term thing though. Hard Knocks is also playing into this.
Surely an independent company is testing the helmets to make sure they are to the required safety standard, I'm sure the players union wouldn't have signed off if not. I mean even Brady and Rodgers haven't bothered arguing about this after being forced to change their helmets after many years, two of the NFLs glamour boys realise that the NFL is actually trying to do some good here.

Personally id be happy for AB to sign a waiver saying he can't sue the NFL for any head injuries caused while wearing his old helmet from now on, would serve him right if something did happen. Unfortunately the lawyers don't obviously think one person gets that right when the whole player body except him has agreed to these rules.
 
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Surely an independent company is testing the helmets to make sure they are to the required safety standard, I'm sure the players union wouldn't have signed off if not. I mean even Brady and Rodgers haven't bothered arguing about this after being forced to change their helmets after many years, two of the NFLs glamour boys realise that the NFL is actually trying to do some good here.

Personally id be happy for AB to sign a waiver saying he can't sue the NFL for any head injuries caused while wearing his old helmet from now on, would serve him right if something did happen. Unfortunately the lawyers don't obviously think one person gets that right when the whole player body except him has agreed to these rules.
The testing company is independent but you can't just move the sticks as they have done. A week ago it was fine for AB to wear this helmet if they found one that was less than 10 years old. He finds some, and then they ban it anyway. How is that possibly fair?
 

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The testing company is independent but you can't just move the sticks as they have done. A week ago it was fine for AB to wear this helmet if they found one that was less than 10 years old. He finds some, and then they ban it anyway. How is that possibly fair?
How bout hardening the fu** up and getting on with it like the other 1500 players in the NFL have, why is sooky la la so special?
 

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Complaining to AB. That will work.

Cardinals rookie Kyler Murray to Brown after being heavily blitzed in a preseason affair: "Why they gotta bring the house on me?" There will be at least one talking head show tomorrow asking if this is a sign of immaturity for the No. 1 pick.
 

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The Raiders have a lot of hard choices to make when they have to cut down to 53 players in two weeks. One decision which shouldn’t be hard is to keep Keelan Doss on the roster. He’s been a major bright spot for the Raiders offense this preseason, showing off his reliable hands and technically sound route running. Doss had four catches and led the Raiders with 52 receiving yards tonight.

Doss looking good again, very nice catch. Seems to have exceptional reach.
 

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