Why Antonio Brown can’t play for the New England Patriots in Week 1

Antonio Brown officially split from the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, and joined the New England Patriots just hours after his release. The Patriots face off against the Steelers in Week 1 of the NFL season, but Brown won’t be able to play against his former team. Brown’s absence Week 1 is due to a technicality in the NFL’s weekly schedule, as Brown did not officially become a Patriot until after rosters for Sunday were already essentially locked. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Antonio Brown is now a New England Patriot.

After a whirlwind offseason spent in Oakland

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