Gruden has said he is emotional about it because he traded for Brown, went to bat for him over and over, and had more patience with him than he has ever been known for.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden addressed Conley's status after the game.More news: Farmers affected by mental health issues urged to seek help
Play was stopped for around 10 minutes while medical staff and trainers tended to Conley, who recorded four total tackles before exiting. He was immobilized on a back board and left in his helmet, with the facemask removed.
Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock was not about to discuss the Antonio Brown situation ahead of his team's season opener Monday night. "That was a scary hit that he took, but all the reports I have are very, very positive".
Conley is in his third season in the league, and was selected by the Raiders with their first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. He left the field on a backboard and gave a thumbs up to the crowd upon departing.More news: Apple, Foxconn caught breaking Chinese labor laws while making iPhones
Abram explained after the match that he had no idea how Conley was injured. I think you could tell that tonight.
But Ferrell is a rookie, one of 11 who played in the Raiders' 24-16 win over the Broncos. It's over. We were good this preseason without him. But a freakish foot injury, fight with the National Football League over his helmet, skipped practices, multiple fines, a run-in with general manager Mike Mayock and odd social media posts ultimately led to the decision to release the game's most prolific receiver two days before the opener.More news: Nadal defies inspired Medvedev in five-set epic to win US Open