Texans Won’t Pursue Antonio Brown

The Texans could use the help at wide receiver, but they won’t be calling on Antonio Brown. Despite comments from head coach Bill O’Brien that seemed to leave the door open, the Texans do not have interest in AB, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). 

The post-DeAndre Hopkins era is off to a rough start. The Texans are winless and the passing game seems rudderless, even under the guidance of Deshaun Watson. Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb fared better against the Ravens than they did in the season opener against the Chiefs, but the Texans will need sustained production in order to turn things around. Next up, a road matchup against the 2-0 Steelers that could put them in an 0-3 hole.

Over the course of his ten-year career, Brown tallied 841 receptions for 11,253 yards and seven Pro Bowl appearances. Not long ago, Brown was regarded as a surefire Hall of Famer and one of the game’s most dangerous offensive talents. At this point, it’s unclear if the 32-year-old will play again. He’s got six games to go on his eight-game ban from the league office and a reputation for disrupting locker rooms. The Texans, apparently, want no part of it.

Stars Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson lobbied for Brown throughout the offseason, but the Ravens and Seahawks both came to the same conclusion. If they didn’t have enough sway to spark a deal, then it’s possible that no GM or owner will be convinced to sign him.

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  1. arthur blank_for owner

    Us fans constantly complain about not wasting a Major players ‘Prime Years’ with someone like Deshaun Watson…but man this is the epitome of that example with BOB running the show….And this is from an Atlanta Braves fan with no actual owner that could care less about ‘Prime Years’ of anyone,…BOB is leading the way smh

    • mcmillankmm

      4 division titles in 6 years….lots of complaints but the Texans are usually in the playoffs (although no playoff success).

      But DeShaun just turned 25, he’s just entering his prime now. AB is a distraction, do you really want him around your team at this point?

      • Steven St Croix

        Getting embarrassed consistently in the playoffs is not something to hang your hat on in that division. BOB is terrible.

    • leefieux

      We Texan fans couldn’t care less what an Atlanta Brave fan thinks. :) :)

      • arthur blank_for owner

        No problem sunshine…I couldn’t care less about the Texans nor can I can realistically say the Falcons are any better….HOWEVER, I am a big Deshaun Watson fan, you know being he played in this area for quite some time ;-) ;-)…

  2. Judge_Smails45

    Texans will pursue Auden Tate if his production don’t pick up this year.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Stay tuned for Zack’s next thrilling double header:

    Texans won’t rule out Colin Kaepernick followed closely by Texans won’t pursue Colin Kaepernick.

  4. K3vin

    Way to cover yourself Zach, by posting 2 articles about he is and he isn’t going to the Texans. That’s doing your homework.

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