Antonio Brown was downright euphoric when he caught word that the Raiders released him on Saturday morning.
Perhaps that’s no surprise given the Instagram that Brown posted just hours before his release. (You know, the one where he demanded that the Raiders release him after they took away his guaranteed money.) Or the personal nature of a relationship that just flat out deteriorated with Brown’s antics ultimately wearing thin on fine-friendly Raiders general manager Mike Mayock despite Jon Gruden’s best efforts to stay on the 31-year-old Brown’s good side.
But it’s truly a reaction that only raw video could describe. Luckily (and naturally), a shirtless Brown made sure the cameras were rolling when the news of his release from the Raiders hit Twitter.
Here’s Antonio Brown finding out the Raiders released him: pic.twitter.com/nP4AZUh84s— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2019
“Free!” Brown screamed after seeing the news on Twitter. “Let’s go! Freeeee! Let’s go! Oh, I’m free.
“Grandma, [the Raiders] freed me!” Brown said on a phone call shortly after his jog around his backyard. “They freed me, Grandma!”
And just hours later, and after word of Brown agreeing to a one-year deal with New England hit Twitter, Brown made his move to the Patriots official on (what else but) Instagram.
Brown is not eligible to play for the Patriots until Week 2 against the Dolphins.