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Raiders WR Antonio Brown will report back to the team's training camp in Napa on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's been a clown show with Brown over the past few weeks, between his cryotherapy mishap and helmet shenanigans. Brown hinted on Monday that he's not yet ready to practice due to the foot issue, so we'll see when he's able to get back on the field. He's practiced just once since camp opened.

An arbitrator has ruled against Raiders WR Antonio Brown in his grievance against the NFL to wear his preferred helmet. But it sounds like he has no plans to follow through on his retirement threat. "I'm working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field," Brown wrote in an Instagram post on Monday. We'll see when Brown's feet allow him to get back on the gridiron, but we can at least put the retirement talk to bed.

ProFootballTalk reports that the NFL is expected to decide this week whether Raiders WR Antonio Brown can wear his discontinued helmet model this season. Brown filed a grievance to get the helmet approved and has threatened to quit if he can't wear his chosen headgear. It would be nice if fantasy football owners -- not to mention the Raiders -- can get this situation sorted out before we get to heavy draft season.

Raiders WR Antonio Brown is threatening to walk away from football unless he can wear his preferred helmet, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Yeah, seriously. Brown claims the new helmet makes it harder to catch the ball. He tried to convince league officials to let him wear his old helmet during a 2-hour conference call on Friday. According to Schefter, “a decision could come as early as next week.” It’s a jaw-dropping turn of events, especially with Brown still dealing with a foot ailment. Draft AB at your own risk.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken hears that Raiders WR Antonio Brown is expected to re-join the team "in the near future." He's been away getting treatment on his frostbitten (?) feet. Gehlken adds that the ailment is "largely considered a non-issue moving forward." We haven't yet moved Brown down the WR rankings, but he needs to get on the field to build some chemistry with QB Derek Carr in a new offense.

Former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes Raiders WR Antonio Brown "is on path to return well before the regular season." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the damage to the bottom of Brown's feet was caused by a "cryogenic chamber mishap." Chao compares Brown's condition to "trench foot" that soldiers experienced in World War I. It's all well above our pay grade. But the fantasy takeaway here is that Brown shouldn't be in danger of missing the start of the season. That said, the missed practice time in a new offense and with a new QB is a concern. We're generally avoiding Brown at his mid-2nd-round price tag.

Raiders WR Antonio Brown is considered "day-to-day" with his foot injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like Brown got good news from the foot specialist he visited. We'll see when he's able to get back on the field. The veteran could use the practice reps in a new offense and with a new QB.

Raiders WR Antonio Brown is visiting a specialist on Saturday for the foot issue that's had him sidelined in training camp the past few days. We've heard that Brown is just dealing with blisters, but this news suggests that it might be more than that. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

Update: A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that it's "not considered any type of long-term injury" for Brown.

Raiders WR Antonio Brown has been activated from the NFI list and cleared to practice. We never found out exactly what had him sidelined for the first 2 days of camp, but it was obviously a minor issue. Brown's ADP is sitting in the back half of Round 2 in DRAFT best balls over the past week.

The Raiders have placed WR Antonio Brown on the non-football injury list, ESPN's Field Yates reports. According to Michael Gelken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the team has so far declined to comment on the situation. We'll see where this thing goes.

Update: Gehlken later reported that a source deemed the issue "minor" and that we should expect to see Brown on the field soon.

The Raiders have released WR Seth Roberts. Oakland has completely remade its WR corps this offseason and will now trot out Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams on the outside with Ryan Grant and J.J. Nelson vying for the #3 job. Roberts never reached 500 yards in 5 seasons with the Raiders and is averaging a ho-hum 11.6 yards per catch. He should latch on elsewhere but is unlikely to be a 2019 fantasy factor.

The Steelers traded WR Antonio Brown to the Raiders in exchange for 3rd- and 5th-round picks. Oakland also gave Brown a new 3-year, $50.1 million deal that makes him the league's highest-paid WR. The move ends Brown's 9-year tenure in Pittsburgh that saw him top 1,100 yards 7 times. The future Hall-of-Famer turns 31 in July and remained a stat-piling machine last season, leading the league with 15 receiving scores and finishing top 10 in catches (104) and yards (1,297). But it's worth noting that he posted his lowest yards-per-target average (7.72) since 2012. And Pro Football Focus graded him 26th among 117 WRs. Even if he's past his peak, though, Brown is still 1 of the game's best. We'll see how he gels with HC Jon Gruden and QB Derek Carr, but he'll obviously be fed a boatload of targets in Oakland. Brown figures to land safely inside our top 10 WRs when the rankings come out this spring. In Pittsburgh, meanwhile, JuJu Smith-Schuster takes over as the #1 WR and James Washington gets a big opportunity to step in as the #2.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen hears that there's a "high probability" the Steelers trade WR Antonio Brown this offseason. The mercurial receiver may have punched his ticket out of town when he reportedly got into a tiff with QB Ben Roethlisberger on the Wednesday before the season finale and then skipped the next 2 days of practice. Brown showed up ready to play against the Bengals on Sunday, but the Steelers made him inactive. It's possible that cooler heads prevail and Brown returns to Pittsburgh for the 2019 campaign, but this will obviously be 1 of the biggest storylines of the offseason. He's due a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 17, so any trade would likely come before then. Brown's departure would make JuJu Smith-Schuster the Steelers' clear #1 WR and give James Washington a shot to capture the #2 job.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Bengals. That leaves JuJu Smith-Schuster as the clear #1 WR, with James Washington, Eli Rogers and Ryan Switzer behind him. Washington is your best bet if you're looking to take a flier.

Pro Football Talk hears that Steelers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is “feeling better today” and "has a chance" to play against the Bengals. A final decision won't be made until pregame warmups, but the vibe on Brown is trending in the right direction. We'll have his official status around 3 pm ET.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Steelers WR Antonio Brown "has a chance" to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals but that his bothersome knee "will need to improve to have a shot" at Brown being active. The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff obviously complicates the decision for fantasy owners. We'll watch for early Sunday updates, but you might have to sit the Steelers star if you don't have a later-game replacement option. Rookie WR James Washington would likely play in Brown's place if he sits and could serve as likely available insurance.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals after not practicing all week. He went for tests on the knee on Friday after experiencing “discomfort,” HC Mike Tomlin said. We’ll look for further updates on Brown’s status. Steelers-Bengals doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday. If Brown is unable to play, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster would get a boost in volume, and rookie James Washington would likely step in as the #2 WR.

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