New England Patriots

Aug 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) during a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Oakland’s loss will be New England’s gain, as the Patriots have agreed to terms with freshly cut wide receiver Antonio Brown, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and other media reports.

Per Schefter, the deal is worth up to $15 million, and comes with a $9 million signing bonus.

A straight-up disaster in Oakland, and with a month of otherworldly trouble off the field from his feet to his helmet to confrontations with Raiders GM Mike Mayock, the Raiders released the 31-year-old Brown just hours after Brown went to Instagram demanding that Oakland release him from his contract.

Brown’s demands for his release came after the Raiders voided his $29 million plus in guaranteed money contract, essentially deciding to go with Brown on a week-to-week basis.

Prior to his trade to the Raiders, Brown spent his career with the Steelers and was a seven-time Pro Bowler. Brown had 104 catches, 1,297 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns in 15 games for the Steelers last year.

And while it would be an amazing storyline, all things considered, Brown is not available to play in the Patriots’ banner-raising season opener against the Steelers on Sunday due to the timing of his release from the Raiders.