The Thursday night game in Arizona was preceded by a welcome sight: Antonio Brown got dressed, ran routes and got passes from Derek Carr. It's a sight that Jon Gruden and the Raiders had not seen much of this training camp when Brown recovered from frostbite on his feet. The question was, did that mean that Brown was officially back? Maybe we got an answer on Saturday.
It was just a run for the team, but Brown was a full participant in the field. I asked Derek Carr if he had seen anything that he thought would keep AB from being a full participant.
"Not me," Carr replied. "He's just done everything with us and the man's recall is unbelievable, he came in and [had] had no mental mistakes and in this offense it's not easy … you have to stay on Gruden's offensive all the time and you can say that Antonio was studying because he came out and did not miss a beat. "
Carr prevailed on Thursday against the Cardinals, even without Brown on offense, and it opens with him in practice the offensive playbook and the options it contains for Carr.
"I can pick up all my checks and do all these things as I will do in the season," Carr said to Brown Presence does for the offense. "And then Do I have the great Tyrell [Williams] and [tightendDarren] WallerundourRunningBacksWhenyouareinallwatchingthisdiddan?
It would be quite advantageous if the offense could work at the highest level in the last two days of the training camp. Gruden reiterated his conviction that Brown will be in full swing during the last two days of the camp.
He was pretty excited about Brown's return to training to end the camp. So it is, if someone watches the camp while practicing. We all look forward to Brown completing a full exercise.