Raiders news: Mike Mayock seemingly shades Antonio Brown
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Raiders GM Mike Mayock seemingly shades Antonio Brown

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The Oakland Raiders started their 2019 regular season off on a good note on Monday night, as they defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 24-16 in their season opener.

The win comes after a tumultuous week in which the Raiders released prized offseason acquisition Antonio Brown, who would go on to sign with the New England Patriots.

Prior to Oakland’s victory on Monday evening, general manager Mike Mayock was asked about Brown, and he did not exactly speak glowingly of his now-former wide receiver.

“There isn’t much to say. Actions speak louder than words,” said Mayock, according to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area.

While it’s not 100 percent clear what Mayock was referring to, it seems as if he is taking a shot at Brown’s “apology” following his heated confrontation with Mayock last Wednesday.

Displeased over a $54,000 fine that was handed to him by the Raiders as a result of missing some time during training camp, Brown went after Mayock in practice and had to be restrained by linebacker Vontaze Burfict.

Brown then apologized for the incident last Friday, but shortly afterward, he requested his release from the team via Instagram.

Oakland originally acquired Brown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers back in March, sending a third-round draft pick and a fifth-rounder to the Steelers in return.

But, obviously, Brown proved to be more trouble than he was worth.

The Raiders will remain on their home turf next week when they play host to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.