How Antonio Brown Release Moves Raiders Odds' Vs. Broncos, of Playoffs

The Raiders released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Saturday morning, sending shockwaves throughout the NFL and disrupting near- and long-term betting lines. 

Oakland opened the week as a 2-point favorite over the Denver Broncos in Monday night's season opener. Jay Kornegay of Westgate Superbook told KUSA-TV in Denver that the Broncos are now 2.5-point favorites. 

Brown, a four-time All-Pro who has caught at least 100 passes for at least 1,200 yards in each of the last six seasons, was expected to kick Raiders coach Jon Gruden's offense into overdrive. He was supposed to make Oakland compelling, at the very least, especially after the Raiders finished 4-12 in Gruden's return to the sideline last season. 

Still, the Raiders already were longshots to make the playoffs -- let alone the Super Bowl -- with Brown on the roster. His release Saturday made Oakland's odds even longer, at least according to one sportsbook.

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At least someone's business is Boomin'. 

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