Raiders WR Antonio Brown’s recent absence from training camp stems more from his recently-filed helmet grievance against the NFL, rather than his blistered foot, per Adam Schefter.
A previous report from Chase Williams of WPXI in Pittsburgh said the Raiders stated Brown had gone “radio silent” and they had “no clue” of his whereabouts. Now, he is expected to return soon, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Brown's grievance against the NFL states he wishes to wear a helmet he prefers, rather than a mandated one by the league. However, per NFL policy, only a team can be punished for a player wearing a wrong helmet, not the player himself. His hearing is expected to take place next week.