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Antonio Brown was released by the Oakland Raiders Saturday morning, and the All-Pro receiver couldn’t help but leave some apparent messages for his old team on Twitter just before it was reported he will be signing with the New England Patriots.
After his release from the Raiders, Brown sent a tweet with just the words “Bumper Carrs,” an apparent dig at quarterback Derek Carr and his older brother David, who currently works for NFL Network.
The elder Carr said on TV prior to Brown’s release that Derek told him the Raiders were planning on playing without Brown. In addition, David Carr took to Twitter to criticize Brown and his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
After the “Bumper Carrs” tweet, Brown decided to tweet the slightly unsettling quote, “The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.”
The receiver completed his tweet storm with an image of him photoshopped into a New England Patriots uniform, seemingly confirming reports of his new home.
In addition to the tweets, Brown also posted a video of himself “reacting” to news of his Raiders release on YouTube.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Brown’s contract with the Patriots is a 1-year deal worth up to $15 million that includes a $9 million signing bonus.
Brown will not be eligible to play in the Patriots’ Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers — the team that traded him to the Raiders earlier this offseason.
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