Antonio Brown, Raiders

Patriots sign Antonio Brown after Raiders release

The Oakland Raiders can finally move on without Antonio Brown after granting him his request to be released on Saturday.

Brown requested his release early Saturday on Instagram, unhappy that the Raiders fined him more than $215,000 for conduct detrimental to the team, and that they voided more than $29 million in guarantees.

Brown brought all this on himself with a series of troubling behavior that reportedly included a scuffle with teammates who had to hold him back from going after general manager Mike Mayock.

He also released a strange video on Friday night after being given a free pass for that incident with Mayock.

When Oakland traded for Brown, it always seemed like a matter of “when,” not “if” Brown would create havoc, as he did in Pittsburgh. But nobody could have predicted things would get so bad, so fast.

Brown signed with the New England Patriots, hours after he was cut by the Raiders before ever playing a game for the team.

He posted a photoshop on social media of himself in a Patriots jersey with the hashtags #godsplan and #rewritestory.

The Instagram post was soon liked by New England receiver Julian Edelman, who already was splitting quarterback Tom Brady’s attention with one troublemaking receiver, Josh Gordon.

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