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"Football Notes on Friday" returns for Week 1 of the NFL season.
Both O.J. Simpson and Meryl Hodge have Antonio Brown. Drew Rosenhouse doesn't sound optimistic about Monday night for A.B. And we have information on injuries from both Cleveland and New England.
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If Drew Rosenhouse can't even turn things around in your direction, you're probably wrong.
Antonio Brown's agent did what he could to defuse Auckland's delayed bomb on Thursday night.
But with Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Rosenhouse could not be optimistic that the former Steelers receiver will be on the field with the Raiders on Monday night against Denver.
As mentioned by @miketirico Mike Florio caught up with Drew Rosenhouse to talk about the situation with Antonio Brown. Watch the interview here: https://t.co/XRcqAB9lfH records19659002 photos – SNF for NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 5, 2019
All this is the result of a rift between Brown and Raiders general manager Mike Mayock.
Brown is crazy about Make for fining him for missed workouts. Mayock is crazy that Brown has published a letter outlining his fines on social media.
It's not just clear if Brown will play on Monday. It's unclear if he'll play with the Raiders at all.
And based on how this conversation with Florio and Rosenhouse went, one thing is obvious. Brown's side are trying to hammer a wedge between Mayock and Raiders head coach John Gruden.
Breast is Brown's total sleepwalker because he desperately wants to get A.B. involved in the crime. This was obvious if you watch HBO's "Hard Knocks".
Meanwhile, Mayock is playing hard and trying to make sure Brown won't get away with the preferential treatment he abuses in Pittsburgh.
This should end well.
Meryl Hoge cut Antonio Brown to 93.7 on a fan this week.
Former Runners Styler attacked Brown for his attitude and his high work ethic.
"There's no bigger line of junk than it works hard," Hodge says. "Everyone in the NFL is working hard. Everyone who is a good professional works hard. Because it works hard, it doesn't take you from being a bad professional. "
Besides, how hard does Brown work if he skips so many practices, meetings and games?
" He's a terrible professional, "Hodge went on." He's a nuisance in the National Football League. "
, this was a glowing review of the former Steelers pass catcher.
OJ Simpson Troupe and Antonio Brown
OJ took to Twitter to ask Brown to get in line and give
Why? For all the right reasons – to help Simpson's fantasy team.
– OJ Simpson (@ TheRealOJ32) September 5, 2019
Note that Vontaze Burfict is said to be the man Brown to go after Mayok during their fight this week.
In other words, Burfict and Simpson are guys trying to get Brown to calm down and be reasonable.
What does this say to you?
Odell Beckham, Jr. will probably continue to start the season with less than 100%.
Cleveland Browns' new receiver tackles a hip problem that prevents him from going at full speed in practice.
open yourself, "Beckham said through Cleveland.com." It's something that keeps me from sprinting as fast as I can. "
Beckham had a completely understated way of describing his situation.
is like an extremely fast car with offset alignment. The car can still go, but it's dangerous, "he said.
Browns coach Freddie Kitchens had no OBJ in the injury report. And he says Beckham will be "good to go" against the Titans on Sunday.
But it looks like the huge offseason acquisition of Cleveland will be with less than its highest performance.
And, frankly, his fallen thumb can also be a problem.
But their injury report is just as sparse as the Steelers report.  No injured player completed full training in New England. The narrow end of Matt Lakos (ankle), safety Obi Melifonwu (ankle) and wide receiver Demarius Thomas (knee at knee) all seemed to be at least limited.
Watch Thomas and Lakos as the weekends go.
Sean Davis (ankle) and Mark Barron (coach decision) did not participate for the Steelers.
Tim Benz is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. You can contact Tim on [email protected] or via Twitter . All Tweets can be retrieved. All emails are subject to publication unless otherwise noted.