Agent says a few teams have some interest in Antonio Brown
The agent for Antonio Brown says some NFL teams have expressed interest in the free agent wide receiver, though that does not necessarily mean a signing is imminent.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, agent Drew Rosenhaus says teams have reached out about Brown and have sought information on the free agent’s legal situation and NFL investigation.
Antonio Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said he already has had communication “with a few teams that are interested” in his client and that “want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation.”
But until investigation is resolved, a deal not likely to happen.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2019
This is not a surprise. Brown is a top wide receiver in the league and even caught a touchdown pass for the Patriots in Week 2 despite barely practicing with them. Teams are always interested in players of Brown’s talent level.
But there is a world of difference between having interest in a player and actually signing him. And that is the place where we are. With Brown facing a sexual assault lawsuit and being the subject of investigation for sending harassing text messages to a second woman, teams would be taking major risks signing him. The NFL has essentially warned teams against signing him, saying that he could be placed on the Commissioner’s exempt list if signed and that he could face discipline under the Personal Conduct Policy.
The likelihood of Brown playing again this season seems very low.