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Antonio Brown training with Deion Sanders

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Antonio Brown is hoping for a shot with an NFL team this summer as he awaits the league’s decision on potential disciplinary action, and Deion Sanders is trying to help the star wide receiver land his next contract.

Sanders revealed on Instagram Sunday morning that he and his son Shedeur trained with Brown over the weekend. Sanders shared some photos from the workouts and had high praise for Brown.

“My son came to town to WORK! On his Game, on his Life, On his Thoughts, on his Tomorrow & on ANTONIO BROWN! I Love him to life and I can’t wait to witness this comeback Story called A,B & See. I know what I know and I pray u all get to see what I know to be true about ANTONIO BROWN. God bless all y’all and please have a productive peaceful day we are Growing & Going!” Sanders wrote.

The NFL has yet to announce disciplinary action for Brown after investigating sexual misconduct claims against him by 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 also streamed a live video on Instagram that showed him berating police officers in front of his children.

Training with Sanders should give Brown some good exposure, but a recent report indicated he is not drawing much interest from NFL teams.

Report: Antonio Brown receiving little interest from NFL teams

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As it stands, it certainly doesn’t sound likely that Antonio Brown will be playing in the NFL in 2020.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said Brown is receiving little interest from NFL teams largely due to the looming threat of a long suspension pending an NFL investigation.

“Let’s go to Antonio Brown — now, this is an interesting case because the NFL, I’m told, is still reviewing his personal conduct case that there is just a lot to unpack,” Fowler said on “SportsCenter” Sunday, via Garrett Stepien of 247 Sports. “You have the September allegations, of course, of sexual assault and rape. You have an incident with a truck driver that resulted in battery charges.

“And so, there’s just not a lot of buzz right now, league-wide, about signing Antonio Brown. And that’s in part because there could be a lengthy suspension coming for him. So despite the talent, hardly a slam dunk that he plays in 2020.”

Brown has tried to undo some of the damage he did over the last year, but it’s too late. He’s being investigated for sexual assault and has been charged with battery in a separate incident. That’s led to a lengthy NFL investigation, and clearly teams aren’t confident that he’ll be absolved.

The four-time All-Pro receiver is still just 31, so he has time to get back into the league. His conduct is preventing that in a big way.

Report: Russell Wilson wants Seahawks to sign Antonio Brown

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A lot of teams are understandably shying away from even looking into signing Antonio Brown, but that certainly isn’t stopping key players from wanting to play with him.

According to John Clayton of ESPN 710 Seattle, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson “would love” for the team to add Brown to its wide receiver corps.

No deal is likely anytime soon. Even if the Seahawks maintain legitimate interest in Brown, a move like that likely would not come until July or August, when rosters and more settled and the Seahawks know what kind of cap space they have and what needs they may have to fill.

Wilson is reportedly not the only top quarterback who’d like to play with Brown. The former Steeler’s ongoing legal issues make it unlikely that he signs anywhere soon, not to mention his growing reputation as a difficult character in the locker room.

Penguins take funny shot at Antonio Brown on Twitter

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It’s safe to say that Antonio Brown had quite the fall from grace in the city of Pittsburgh, and the Penguins poked fun at that much on Monday.

Pittsburgh’s NHL franchise kicked off the week by live-tweeting their Game 1 2016 Stanley Cup Finals matchup against the San Jose Sharks, which aired locally Monday on various networks. When the Penguins found a tweet they had sent at the time touting Brown’s attendance at the game, they reposted it with the caption, “Awkward.”

Brown, the ex-Pittsburgh Steelers receiver, was traded by the team roughly one year ago, beginning his well-publicized downward spiral. These days, the seven-time Pro Bowler is so toxic that not even a single team wants him.

While Brown has been making some moves lately in an apparent attempt to get back in the NFL’s good graces, the Penguins’ tweet is a good reminder of just how quickly one can go from a hero to a villain.

Antonio Brown hires Ed Wasielewski as new agent

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Antonio Brown is still hoping for an opportunity to play in the NFL next season as he awaits potential disciplinary action from the league, and the star receiver has hired new representation to help him get his affairs in order.

Brown has hired agent Ed Wasielewski of EMG Sports, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Brown used to be represented by NFL super-agent Drew Rosenhaus, but Rosenhaus ended his relationship with the 31-year-old back in January. Rosenhaus indicated in a letter that he would be open to working with Brown again in the future if Brown went to counseling.

Rosenhaus defended Brown through a lot, including the way Brown forced his way out of Oakland and the sexual assault allegations that were levied against the Pro Bowler. The final straw appeared to be when Brown shared a video of himself on Instagram live berating police officers in front of his children.

Brown is still likely to be suspended, but the NFL has dragged his investigation out. That is making it more difficult for him to find a new team, which is likely what the league wants at the moment.

Antonio Brown joins Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown for workout

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Antonio Brown has some new workout partners in his bid to return to the NFL.

Baltimore Ravens receiver Marquise Brown posted a picture with the former Steelers receiver, as well as Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, working out on Wednesday.

Antonio Brown also caught passes from Jackson during the workout.

This is likely to start a flood of rumors about the Ravens having interest in Brown, but the real explanation is probably simpler. Marquise Brown and Antonio Brown are cousins, so they’d have some reason to work out together. Hollywood likely enlisted Jackson to throw to them.

Antonio Brown’s off-field issues and a possible league suspension mean that not many teams are interested. He appears to be in shape, but that probably doesn’t matter.

Antonio Brown makes it clear he would love to sign with Bucs

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Antonio Brown is still hoping an NFL team will give him another chance despite his seemingly endless stream of off-field issues, and the wide receiver is not trying to hide the fact that he would love to catch passes from Tom Brady again.

Brown answered some questions from his Instagram followers on Wednesday, and one person asked him if he is going to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brown’s one-word answer was “expeditiously.”

Brown would almost certainly sign with the Bucs if they wanted him, but all indications have been that Bruce Arians has no interest in adding him to the mix. Arians and Brown worked together when Arians was the offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arians referred to A.B. as a “diva” last year and said Brown is no longer the same person the Steelers drafted, and Brown blasted Arians in response.

The NFL has yet to announce disciplinary action for Brown after investigating sexual misconduct claims against him by 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 also streamed a live video on Instagram that showed him berating police officers in front of his children.

After all that and with a suspension likely looming, Brown’s chances of signing with any NFL team are slim.