Raiders Rumors: Injured Antonio Brown 'Day-to-Day' After Seeing Foot Specialist

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 4, 2019

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown is reportedly day-to-day after seeing a foot specialist for an undisclosed ailment.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on the injury, which has kept Brown out of Raiders offseason workouts. The Pro Bowler posted a graphic photo of his feet on Instagram over the weekend, which seemingly show blisters.

Brown was cleared to practice by Raiders doctors July 28. Oakland coach Jon Gruden told reporters Friday the team was "disappointed" at Brown's lack of progress.

"I think we're all disappointed," Gruden said. "We think he's disappointed. We'd like to get the party started. We'd like to get him out here. He's a big part of the team."

The Raiders acquired Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason after a prolonged falling out between the five-time All-Pro and his former franchise. Brown burned bridges on his way out by ripping quarterback Ben Roethlsiberger, coach Mike Tomlin and management—all actions that drove his trade price down and landed him in Oakland with a new contract.

A no-doubt future Hall of Famer, Brown has recorded at least 100 receptions in each of the last six seasons. He's the only player in league history to accomplish that feat, and his six seasons of 100-plus grabs is tied for the most in NFL history.

The Raiders are slated to be featured in HBO's Hard Knocks this season, so odds are we'll get to see more of Brown's injury play out in real time. Given his day-to-day status, it does not appear the injury will have any affect on his availability for the regular season. Even though he's on a new team, Brown's veteran status made it unlikely he'd see much preseason playing time.

Brown has missed just four games in the past six seasons.