Antonio Brown essentially broke the news himself about being traded to the Raiders, just as he said he would, and that’s well in line with a guy who marches to the beat of his own drum. But once that happened, the story broke that the trade agreement was made.
Reaction from players didn’t pour in as quickly as usual, because the news broke past midnight on the East Coast when Brown’s former teammates and much of the media was likely asleep. But there were a few Raiders players awake to hear the news, including quarterback Derek Carr, upon whom it falls to keep Brown fed and happy.
A few defensive players on the Raiders also took notice of who they will have to go up against in practice next season.
And then an Oakland native player whom we all know, but not from football, chimed in about the trade which he had been touting for weeks now.
“It’s Oakland, we finessing these folks.” — @Dame_Lillard on the Raiders trading for Antonio Brown— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) March 10, 2019
But Lillard wasn’t done in his personal quest to improve the Raiders.
As Sunday unfolds, there will surely be many more player reactions pouring in from across the league, so stay tuned.