Report: ‘Strong sense’ Seahawks will sign either Antonio Brown or Josh Gordon
Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon are two of the most talented wide receivers to ever play in the NFL, but both are currently unemployed because of their extensive off-field issues. If that changes for one or both of them heading into the 2020 season, it may be because the Seattle Seahawks are willing to take a risk.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported on Tuesday that there is a “strong sense” the Seahawks will eventually sign one of Brown or Gordon. Garafolo’s colleague, Michael Silver, says the Baltimore Ravens are also a team to watch and have had internal discussions about Brown.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 23, 2020
Gordon has been suspended multiple times by the NFL for failed drug tests. He applied for reinstatement once again earlier this month and reportedly explained that his latest relapse was a result of his brother dying in November. The 29-year-old has been suspended five times for violations of the NFL’s drug policy.
Brown has gotten himself into trouble with the law and the NFL for different reasons. He is still awaiting word from the league on a possible suspension following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct from two different women. Since those allegations came to light, Brown was charged with burglary with battery after he and his trainer, Glenn Holt, allegedly attacked a moving truck driver. Brown recently pleaded no contest to a charge in that incident and avoided jail time.
If all of that wasn’t enough to give NFL teams pause, Brown also streamed a live video on Instagram back in January that showed him berating police officers in front of his children.
Russell Wilson should already have one of the better receiving corps of his NFL career this season if DK Metcalf makes a big second-year leap and Tyler Lockett continues to produce. If they can stay out of trouble and remain eligible to play, either Brown or Gordon could provide a big boost for Seattle. Of course, those are big ifs.