Wasielewski will have the unenviable task of trying to talk teams into signing the controversial wide receiver as he remains in league limbo. Just last week, Brown’s list of legal trouble grew even longer – he’s now facing three formal charges stemming from an alleged January assault. The timetable for Florida authorities to dig into the matter is unclear given the current climate and the NFL has bigger fish to fry before finally resolving Brown’s status.
There was lots of talk about Brown reuniting with Tom Brady in Tampa, but GM Jason Licht says that won’t be happening.
“We feel like there’s a lot of teams that are struggling to find one really good receiver. And we have two really outstanding receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin,” Licht said recently. “Right now, there is only so much money that can go around. There are no plans to sign any other receiver at this time.
“Antonio is somebody that Bruce has come out and had some words about, and Bruce knows him better than all of us. So right now, I would just say that we’re focused on other areas of our team.”
Ditto for head coach Bruce Arians. “Yeah,” Arians said. “It’s not going to happen.”
Despite his seven Pro Bowl nods and 11,000+ career receiving yards, Brown is going to be a tough sell for any team at this juncture.
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