Video: Raiders WR Antonio Brown does agility drill with a brick
Oakland Raiders wideout Antonio Brown shared a video of himself on social media training in an odd manner and practicing his grip.
Posting a video captioned “All day baby” on Twitter on Saturday, the 31-year-old wide receiver is seen alternating clutching onto a brick and releasing it, only to catch it with his other hand after reaching behind his back.
— AB (@AB84) July 20, 2019
The drill conceivably is practiced in order to improve areas such as reflexes, grip strength, and agility.
The Raiders acquired the former disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowler in March of this year for third and fifth-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Brown spent nine seasons with the Steelers, making seven Pro Bowl trips and earning four spots on the All-Pro teams. Brown was the receiving touchdowns leader last season and had twice been the receiving yards and receptions leader in the NFL.
Pittsburgh happily parted with the wide receiver following his deteriorated relationship with the team and long-time quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After trading for Brown, the Raiders inked the 5-foot-10 receiver to a three-year contract worth $50 million including $30 million guaranteed—a splurge by general manager Mike Mayock, who made Brown the richest player at his position.
Brown made 104 receptions for 1,297 yards in 15 games last season. He scored 15 receiving touchdowns but Mike Tomlin’s 9-6-1 Steelers failed to reach the postseason after a four-year stretch of making the playoffs.
In Brown’s rookie season with Pittsburgh, the Steelers lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.