Antonio Brown showed strides in his recovery from frostbitten feet Thursday night, as the Pro Bowl receiver caught passes from quarterback Derek Carr during pregame warmups prior to the Raiders' second preseason game against the Cardinals.
On Saturday, Brown continued to make strides with regard to his recovery during Oakland's walkthrough. After the walkthrough, Jon Gruden offered a positive update on Brown, who missed the majority of Oakland's training camp and has yet to play in the preseason.
"He took all the reps today in our walkthrough," Gruden said of Brown, per ESPN's Paul Guiterrez. "He showed great retention and we'll see what happens here with this afternoon; we're going to have a walkthrough today as well … so we'll pick it up tomorrow."
Carr raved about Brown's performance during Saturday's walkthrough.
"He did everything with us just now and the man's recall is unbelievable. He came in and, no mental errors, and in this offense, that's not easy to do. Especially, whenever you have a day off, even, especially as a player, you come back and you're like, you've got to stay on coach Gruden's offense all the time. You can tell Antonio's been studying because he came out and didn't miss a beat…he was a part of everything we did today."
It appears that Gruden was right when he said earlier this week that he expected Brown to be available when the Raiders take on the Broncos in Week 1 of the regular season. It also appears that Carr was correct when he recently said that it wouldn't take Brown much time to get in sync with his teammates after missing the majority of camp.