It's been quite the roller coaster ride for the Oakland Raiders and Antonio Brown.
After an insane feud with general manager Mike Mayock, Brown was hit with a hefty fine, leading him to ask for a release from the Raiders. Mayock gladly obliged, as he was released on Saturday afternoon.
Brown then wound up signing with the New England Patriots, putting a cap on an absolutely wild story line. It was reported as a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with a $9 million signing bonus.
Everyone on the Raiders has been under fire as of late, especially head coach Jon Gruden. When asked about Brown signing with the Patriots, he didn't have much to say.
The response was as short as Brown's time in Oakland.
Gruden has had a rough start to his coaching tenure in Oakland, as he's seen star linebacker Khalil Mack and receiver Amari Cooper leave via trade and have success with their new teams. Now he'll have to watch yet another star find success somewhere else in Brown.
Gruden failed to discipline Brown the way he should have. He even planned on playing Brown on Monday Night Football, prior to his release, which was a surprise to many. Nevertheless, Gruden remained a class act in a situation where everyone would understand if he had been visibly frustrated.