Seahawks Considered Signing Antonio Brown

The Seahawks surprised some folks when they claimed wide receiver Josh Gordon off waivers from the Patriots several days ago, and per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Seattle considered another talented former Patriot who has made plenty of headlines.

Schefter says the Seahawks did their due diligence on free agent Antonio Brown before making the decision to claim Gordon. He adds that QB Russell Wilson was actually lobbying the team to pull the trigger on Brown.

However, Seattle may have been wary of signing Brown because the league’s investigation into the sexual assault/rape allegations that he is facing is not complete. It seems that the only thing left to do in that regard is to interview Brown himself, but there is no indication as to when that interview will take place. If Brown were to sign with a club, the NFL would reportedly place him on the commissioner’s exempt list until its investigation is over, which means the acquiring team would be paying Brown to not play.

Brown has reportedly drawn interest from several clubs since his unceremonious ouster from New England, but the Seahawks are the first team to be definitively connected to AB. Schefter suggests that Seattle could circle back to Brown whenever the league’s investigation is over.

Meanwhile, Gordon will not be on the field for the Seahawks’ matchup against the Buccaneers today, but he is expected to make his Seattle debut against the division-rival 49ers next week.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

View Comments (17)
newest oldest

17 comments on “Seahawks Considered Signing Antonio Brown

  1. 24TheKid

    Does anyone have any idea when the investigation is expected to be finished?

    • jr.white

      It won’t be finished until he talks to the league…which he refusing to do

    • Ironman_4life

      That is incorrect. he’s not a current employee, he cant be investigated until he signs.

  2. JJB0811

    Its amazing how its the league’s fault for AB’s not working rather than AB himself. He put himself in this position, not Goodell or any team.

  3. TJECK109

    We had some awesome Antonio Brown costumes here in Pittsburgh for Halloween. Kids wearing his jersey and pads with a clown wig. They were going as Antonio clown

  4. crosseyedlemon

    I’m sure Gary Bettman would love to see the Seahawks sign Antonio Brown. It would give folks in Seattle one more reason to follow the expansion NHL team.

  5. JoeBrady

    As a Raider fan, I hate that we gave up a 3 & a 5, but also pleased that he is not on the team.

  6. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Pete Carroll to league office: “If we sign AB are you going to suspend him?”
    League office: “Yes.”
    Pete Carroll to Seahawks GM: “Grab Josh Gordon.”

    • semut

      Why would you sign someone you have to pay but isn’t allowed to take the field? Genius move

  7. alabama1992

    That’s why players need to play and general managers need to manage. The guy has pending lawsuits against his last two teams. There is zero chance it would work out well. Go let him be a clown elsewhere.

Leave a Reply