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Raiders GM: Time for AB to be 'all-in or all-out'

Antonio Brown has departed Raiders training camp again over his helmet issue, leading general manager Mike Mayock to issue the wide receiver an ultimatum: "It's time for him to be all-in or all-out."

Clark to Brown: Don't let pettiness taint your career (0:54)
Raiders GM's message to Brown: You're either all in or all out (0:40)

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Raiders' GM Mike Mayock said WR Antonio Brown is still not at practice because he's still upset with helmet issue. "We need to know if he's all in or all out," Mayock said.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders general manager Mike Mayock's 45-second statement on Antonio Brown leaving camp again: “You all know that AB is not here today, right? So, here's the bottom line – he's upset about the helmet issue. We have supported that, we appreciate that. But at this point, we've pretty much exhausted all avenues of relief. So, from our perspective, it's time for him to be all in, or all out, OK? So, we're hoping he's back soon. We've got 89 guys busting their tails, we are really excited about where this franchise is going and we hope AB's going to be a big part of it, starting Week 1 against Denver. End of story. No questions, OK? Just wanted you guys to know where we were. Fair?”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 24 (Random report) Yes, the Raiders defense DID throw the kitchen sink at Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray Thursday night, dialing up blitzes aplenty against the No. 1 draft pick and harassing him into a 3-for-8 passing night for 12 yards, including a safety sack by nickel back Lamarcus Joyner, in four series. “Those are some plays we'll run in the season,” said defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. “If you noticed some of the guys we were blitzing, it was Joyner, (Johnathan) Abram, Brandon Marshall, (Vontaze) Burfict. They're all new toys for me. So those are the guys I wanted to see, you know, blitz a little bit and not just sit back in coverage all day…I wanted to see those guys have to communicate, do the different things, instead of just paying one or two coverages.” SO how fun was it for Guenther to play with his new toys? “It was fun,” he said. “It was fun. There's a lot more speed on the field. We can cover. We've got guys that can blitz, guys that can play the run. I told the players, you kind of know what it looks like when it's right. And we had some glimpses of that the other night.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 24 (Injury report) Rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby broke his hand in the exhibition opener against the Rams, had a cast put on it and returned to play. “He's a crazy sumbitch,” defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said Crosby with a laugh. “Nah, he's just a great kid. He's got tons of energy and, oh, I really admire him trying to get back in the game. He really wanted to get back in there so he's just going to have to play with the cast and get used to it. But I admire him. He's a tough guy, he loves ball and again, I can't say enough about the kind of guys we brought in here, in both free agency and the draft, it's just changed the whole complex of the team. It's just a whole different vibe of this team right now.” Crosby sat out the Raiders' exhibition at Arizona and was hoping to play Thursday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada against the Packers.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 24 (Rookie report) Safety Johnathan Abram continues to impress teammates and coaches alike, and it has little to nothing to do with the No. 27 overall pick's ‘Hart Knocks' star turn. “He has an extreme confidence,” said middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict. “I love it, though, because he shows it. He shows it in film room and film study. Like today, we had a play and he opened his mouth up and obviously said something in front of the defense that kind of gave me the chills. I don't want to say it because it's kinda in-house study, but he's going to be a great player for us.” Added defensive coordinator Paul Guenther: “I just think he's wise beyond his years. He doesn't act like a rookie. When out there, he sounds like a 7- or 8-year vet and I think the players take notice of that, just how he prepares, how he studies, how he communicates with the guys, on and off the field. The thing's not too big for him. The players see that and he doesn't act like a typical rookie.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 24 (Quote of the day 3) “I was his linebacker coach and then his coordinator in Cincinnati so I kind of raised him since he was a puppy and he's so smart. He alerts guys, he's a great communicator, he knows the defense inside and out. He knows the corners, the safeties, the D-line, he knows it all. We can get in and out of different defenses at the line of scrimmage so it's like having your quarterback you've had for years running your system on the field.” – defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, on new middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 24 (Quote of the day 2) “It's crazy. It moves at a faster pace, obviously You've got to know where he lines up at. Excited that he's on my team, rather than playing him twice a year. So, it's exciting.” – middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict, on how different the Raiders offense is with receiver Antonio Brown on the field. Burfict and Brown were longtime rivals on the Bengals and Steelers, respectively.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 24 (Quote of the day) “Significantly. He's one of the top players in the game so anytime you're able to have that kind of talent on the field, he's going to draw the attention of the defensive coordinators and players. So, it just changes, really dramatically, when you have those type of players.” – offensive coordinator Greg Olson, on how different the Raiders offense looks with receiver Antonio Brown on the field.

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2dPaul Gutierrez

AB takes walk-through reps, 'didn't miss a beat'

Wide receiver Antonio Brown took part in the Raiders' walk-through on Saturday and coach Jon Gruden said he could see Brown being a full participant in practice soon. Quarterback Derek Carr is excited that Brown is closer to seeing more action.

Gruden, Carr compliment Brown's knowledge of Raiders' offense (0:41)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Luke Willson was asked about the presence of “Hard Knocks” at Raiders camp. He joked about the ever-present cameras and mic's. At least, we THINK he was joking as he talked about his appearance in the Episode No. 1. “They framed me, man,” Willson said. “They framed me. It really hurt my heart. Some other guy got hit by John Abram, and it wasn't me and I've got my boys blasting me, asking why I got blown up when it wasn't me. And then they zoomed to a clip, of me talking, and I wasn't even talking to John Abram, but now they make it seem like that. So I'm over here just getting crucified by my boys back home over something that didn't even happen. So other than that, the ‘Hard Knocks' guys been great…but apparently it's, Pick on the Canadian on ‘Hard Knocks.' So that was a little disappointing…yeah, they'll probably try and cut a few (lines) of this interview and make me sound like a jackass.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 23 (Quote of the day 3) “(Mike) Mayock's going to have to have his boxing gloves on. There's going to be some fights about this roster.” – Jon Gruden, on needing to get the 90-man roster down to 53 players on Aug. 31, and the coming "discussions" on roster cuts with the Raiders G.M.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 23 (Injury report) The Raiders activated Denzelle Good off the PUP List on Saturday and the guard, who underwent offseason back surgery, participated in the team's morning walkthrough. “He took about 25 snaps today in our walkthrough and we're going to ease him back in,” said coach Jon Gruden. “He'll be a part of individual (workouts) this afternoon. But that's huge for us. With Gabe (Jackson's) injury and Richie (Incognito's) situation, it's good to have Denzelle close to returning.” Incognito will serve a two-game suspension to start the season and Jonathan Cooper should start in his place at left guard while Jackson should be out two months with a knee injury suffered Aug. 8 in a joint practice with the Rams. Jordan Devey started at right guard for Jackson at Arizona on Thursday. Gruden also lauded the play of UDFA backup center Andre James. The Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Cameron Hunt and waived receiver Jordan Lasley.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 23 (Rookie report) Running back Josh Jacobs ran for 20 yards on his first three NFL carries in Thursday night's exhibition at Arizona, and his cutback ability excited the Raiders. “His vision,” said quarterback Derek Carr. “I've been able to hand the ball off to some pretty good running backs…MJD (Maurice Jones-Drew), D-Mac (Darren McFadden), Latavius (Murray), Marshawn (Lynch), Doug (Martin)…watching his vision was really impressive because I've got the best seat in the house. I'm sitting back there playing ‘Madden,' telling him to cut back and trying to run for him and he's right up there with those guys.” Added coach Jon Gruden: “He's showing a lot of versatility. Yeah, I think he's going to be a really good three-down back before it's all said and done…we're not sure what we're going to do yet, really, with, you know, turning the whole enchilada over to him or not.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 23 (Quote of the day 2) “He did everything with us just now and the man's recall is unbelievable. He came in and, no mental errors, and in this offense, that's not easy to do. Especially, whenever you have a day off, even, especially as a player, you come back and you're like, you've got to stay on coach Gruden's offense all the time. You can tell Antonio's been studying because he came out and didn't miss a beat…he was a part of everything we did today.” – quarterback Derek Carr, on Antonio Brown participating in the Raiders' Saturday morning walkthrough.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

RAIDERS CAMP DAY 23 (Quote of the day) “I don't like hearing all the profanity. It's like, every time I swear, it makes the show. I just love football. I really have a lot of passion for this and I get way carried away sometimes. I apologize but, I'm not as foul-mouthed as people think. If they think I am, I'm sorry.” – Jon Gruden, when asked if he is ever surprised by what he hears from himself on Hard Knocks.

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3dPaul Gutierrez

Gruden 'optimistic' on AB's progress after drills

Raiders coach Jon Gruden said it was "encouraging" to see Antonio Brown run routes and catch passes before the Raiders' preseason game Thursday night, adding that he's "optimistic after what I saw tonight."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders defense, with a cast of new characters headlined by middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict, looks much improved. At least, it did in this second exhibition for both teams, Oakland eventually winning, 33-26, at the Arizona Cardinals and harassing No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray into a 3-for-8 passing night for 12 yards and defensive back Lamarcus Joyner sacking the nimble Murray for a safety. In four series, the Raiders starting defense only let Murray run once, for four yards. In fact, Joyner's safety came on the third straight blitz dialed up by defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. At one point, the Raiders had outgained the Cardinals in total yards, 231-12. Also, rookie Josh Jacobs looks primed to be the Raiders feature back, starting and carrying the ball four times, for 21 yards, in their opening touchdown drive. Raiders quarterbacks Derek Carr, Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman were a combined 21 of 24 for 250 yards and three touchdowns while hitting 14 different receivers.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Today's thought: Raiders WR Antonio Brown will soon become a draft-day bargain and in a month people will forget why they passed him up. Feet will be fine. Helmet will be fine. His QB will be ... fine. Top 10 WR. Still.

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