Thanks largely to Antonio Brown’s frostbitten ft and his risk to stop football if he is not allowed to make use of his helmet, football nearly turned an afterthought in Oakland this month.
ESPN reported Friday that the star huge receiver had informed the Raiders he would retire from skilled football if the NFL insisted on making him put on a brand new helmet.
Brown has worn the identical helmet for 10 years, which is not licensed by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment. Given the NFL has a coverage of not permitting gamers to put on helmets that aren’t licensed by NOCSAE, Brown must put on a unique helmet to the one he prefers.
During the offseason, the NFL and NFL Players’ Association have added 11 helmets to their listing of licensed headgear. ESPN reported that the Raiders have despatched quite a few helmets to Brown, however none has met the participant’s calls for but.
The controversy across the headgear comes as Brown suffered excessive frostbite on his ft after not carrying applicable footwear in a cryotherapy chamber in France final month.
As a end result, the 31-year-old has practiced simply as soon as along with his new teammates to date.
Mercifully for followers preferring occasions on the sphere to seemingly interminable drama off it, the Raiders kicked off Week 1 of the NFL preseason with a 14-3 house win in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams.
Next up for the Raiders is a visit to Arizona on Thursday to face the Cardinals, who additionally started their preseason with a win over a Los Angeles-based franchise. Arizona beat the Chargers 17-13 at house on Thursday as primary general choose Kyler Murray acquired his first take a look at of NFL football.
The former Oklahoma Sooner accomplished six of seven passes for a modest 66 yards however seemed extra comfortable than his figures counsel.
Here’s all the things you might want to know forward of Thursday.
The Arizona Cardinals host the Oakland Raiders at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 15.
The recreation can be nationally broadcast by ESPN.
A reside stream can be out there by way of WatchESPN and ESPN’s digital platforms in addition to by way of fuboTV.
The Raiders kicked off preseason in fashion, beating the Los Angeles Rams 14-3 on Saturday.
Both Nathan Peterman and Mike Glennon made case to grow to be Derek Carr’s back-up. Peterman completed 66 passing yards and one landing after finishing 9 of his 12 passes and added 56 yards speeding, together with a 50-yard run.
Glennon, in the meantime, accomplished 17 of 25 passes for 200 passing yards however threw two interceptions.
Keon Hatcher and J.J. Nelson topped the receiving charts with 45 and 43 yards respectively, because the Raiders wait to see whether or not Antonio Brown will ever return to coaching camp.
The Cardinals, in the meantime, edged the Los Angeles Chargers 17-13. Number one general choose Kyler Murray went 6-for-7 for 44 yards and seemed completed in his first NFL outing, despite the fact that he didn’t get the ball previous midfield.
New signing Brett Hundley outshone Murray, throwing for 104 yards and one landing and finishing 10 of his 14 passes.
According to Oddschecker, the Cardinals are four-point favourite and are 24/25 to win and canopy the unfold. The Raiders are an 8/5 outsider, whereas the over/underneath bar for whole factors is about at 40.5.