Brown has not been with the team since July 30th, as he has also been dealing with a strange, and if you saw his picture on social media, gross foot injury. His feet were reportedly frost bitten during a cryotherapy mishap in France last month. That forced him quickly away from practice with his new team, as head coach Jon Gruden continues to wait on using the new plays he says he has for his big new addition.
The Raiders acquired Brown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers in March, sending a third and fifth round draft pick the other way. They quickly gave him a three-year, $50.125 million contract, but that was far before all of this drama regarding the helmet. He was given the final ruling during a two-hour conference call on Monday, as he was fighting the new helmet, which he claims interferes with his vision on the field. His old helmet is over 10 years old and the company no longer makes that style, so he was hoping to find one similar to that. It is unclear whether or not he's been successful in finding a similar helmet, but it is clear that he must have a new helmet next season, and he will be playing for the Raiders come September.