Antonio Brown To Meet With NFL

Embattled free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown is scheduled to meet with the NFL next Thursday, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter links). Brown is reportedly “eager” to sit down with the league, and there are still teams with interest in signing the veteran wideout, per Anderson. The league’s investigation into Brown is not expected to be completed any time soon, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The NFL and Brown had been at something of an impasse: clearly, no club was going to take a chance on adding Brown to its roster while investigations into rape/sexual assault allegations against him were still ongoing, but it was unclear if or when Brown would actually meet with the league. Any team that did sign Brown would have been taking the risk that he’d be placed on league-imposed leave as soon as the contract was signed.

As Dan Graziano of ESPN.com notes (Twitter link), Brown is up against the clock in terms of playing during 2019. There will seven weeks left in the regular season when Brown meets with the league, so a suspension of six games or longer would represent the de facto end of Brown’s season.

Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus has indicated a number of NFL teams have interest in signing his client, but thus far, only the Seahawks have been definitively linked to the ex-Steeler/Raider/Patriot. Seattle has since acquired another former Patriot — Josh Gordon — off waiver, making the Seahawks an unlikely destination for Brown.

Brown, 31, has caught 841 passes for 11,253 yards over the course of his ten-year career. The bulk of those catches and yards came between 2011 and 2018: he saw limited time as a sixth-round rookie with the Steelers and appeared in only one game for the Pats this year.

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18 comments on “Antonio Brown To Meet With NFL

  1. CoachSantoni

    This would be huge opportunity if there is no suspension or only a couple of games. I wonder if the Eagles would be interested in AB

    • frank858

      You know AB said that he’s only meeting with the NFL to clear his name but that he’ll never play another snap in the NFL

  2. esaskgd2

    A message needs to be sent that if you have rules to clean up the game, follow them.

  3. bowserhound

    If AB gets to play again this season but Burfict doesn’t, I quit.

  4. highplainsdriftr

    Hahaha. All that talk about being too big for the game and walking away…

  5. crosseyedlemon

    I really think Brown & Kaepernick should be in Hollywood making movies. Maybe they could start a ‘Not So Fast But Furious’ franchise.

  6. gozurman1

    AB must know this meeting with the NFL is not going to go well for him and a suspension will happen as soon as he signs with a team. His most recent twitter rant is obviously meant to be a pre-emptive strike to make it sound like he is quitting instead of him getting banned. The fans and the teams will all know that AB is BS once anyway so trying to bluff at this point in the game.

  7. mcdusty49

    He might have had some interest but took it out back and tied it to a tree with his latest outburst…this guy has definitely hit his head too many times and is now turning his ignorance and inability to accept responsibility for his own actions will keep him retired for good…get yourself some help AB while you’re still young enough to live a somewhat normal life moving forward

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