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Raiders receiver Antonio Brown arrives at training camp in hot air balloon

By Jake Elman
Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders this off-season. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/d3110a22efd0835a1e5a67edfc8408a3/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders this off-season. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

July 27 (UPI) -- Veteran wide receiver Antonio Brown made his first appearance at Oakland Raiders training camp a memorable one by arriving in a hot air balloon.

Brown debuted at Raiders camp in Napa, Calif., Friday morning. The Raiders acquired Brown in an off-season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden joked he expected more from Brown.

"I thought he might jump out of an airplane and parachute himself in," Gruden told reporters Friday.

Brown has 837 career receptions for 11,207 yards and 79 touchdowns since debuting in 2010. Brown played his entire career for the Steelers.

Brown caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns last year.

"He's going to add a lot of life to this organization at a position where obviously we need some explosive plays," Gruden said.

Oakland opens the preseason Aug. 10 against the Los Angeles Rams. The Raiders begin the regular season on Sept. 9 against the rival Denver Broncos.

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