Seahawks, Other Teams Looking Into Antonio Brown

With Antonio Brown‘s eight-game suspension entering its final stretch, the Seahawks are circling back to the mercurial All-Pro. Other teams are also in the mix now, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

The Seahawks, however, have been the team most closely linked to Brown this year. Both of Seattle’s QBs, Russell Wilson and Geno Smith, worked out with Brown this offseason and have stayed in touch with him regarding the idea of a Seahawks signing. Pete Carroll confirmed the Seahawks are “tuned into” this situation and added the team’s interest is not connected to the delay on Josh Gordon‘s potential reinstatement (Twitter links via the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta).

No contract talks with Brown have commenced, per Schefter, but the Seahawks have been monitoring this situation for many months. Brown was believed to be interested in signing with Seattle in July, but this preceded another retiring/unretiring sequence from Brown. The NFL then announced the eight-game suspension, and teams backed off. The Seahawks moved to re-sign Gordon, but nothing concrete has emerged on his reinstatement. And despite Brown being three years older, at 32, he has proven to be a bigger on-field difference-maker than Gordon in recent years.

With other teams in the mix for AB now, the former Steelers superstar is poised to resurface in NFL news cycles (after a rare stint out of the limelight). Brown, though, is not out of the woods. The civil suit he’s involved in could extend his suspension beyond eight games. And matters are not going especially smoothly on that front. The NFL’s investigation into Britney Taylor’s sexual assault allegation remains ongoing, per Mark Maske of the Washington Post (on Twitter).

Brown’s historic volatility gives any upcoming deal a “last chance” feel. But despite his Pittsburgh, Oakland and New England exits, teams may be competing to give him that final opportunity.

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      • Appalachian_Outlaw

        He’s also about 8x as insane as any other NFL player. Talent ain’t everything.

      • B-Minus21

        I mean maybe it is. It’s been a while…. I’m honestly fine if a team wants to sign him, but I don’t think we really know what caliber his talent is right now.

  1. Appalachian_Outlaw

    They should’ve just banned this clown. I can’t begin to fathom why any franchise would want any part of him? I don’t care who my QB is, be it Russell Wilson or not pushing for it. And I DEFINITELY don’t care what Geno Smith thinks about it. AB is a garbage human and a team wrecker. Nope. Hard pass.

      • Appalachian_Outlaw

        He does. I don’t understand why he wants to tie himself to Brown. Wait until that first time AB feels he’s open on 3rd down and Russ goes another way, he’ll regret it then. Assuming Brown can even stay out of trouble long enough to see a field.

    • imo, if he signed with a team, the NFL would slap another lengthy suspension on him. His career is over.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Signing Brown and Gordon would be a wonderful idea if your objective was to boost the fanbase for the Mariners and Kraken.

  3. Kirk Nieuwenhuis For MVP

    Any team who signs Brown deserves to have it turn into a total disaster (which is almost a certainty)

    • Couldn’t have said it better myself…anyone who signs Brown at this point is a complete fool and deserves the locker room repercussions and total circus that his life is. Total self-serving jerk. And before anyone says it, yes I realize that he has $100 million more than I do, but I don’t care. I’d rather live in my head than in his…regardless of how much money is involved. Money doesn’t mean a thing if that’s what comes with it

  4. Ak185

    Everyone’s racing the Chiefs, I suppose, but the potential risks of bringing in a mercurial player cold this late in the year puts a lot of responsibility on your established locker room to absorb the possible difficulties. Frustration from media criticism, existing players getting fewer touches, and teaching the playbook will be the challenge to overcome for the new team.

    Is it worth it? Any other year, maybe not. But with the injury concerns this year, and the potency of the Chiefs’ offense, teams that want to keep up may have more willingness to take a chance on a black sheep type of player. My feeling is that it does not end up occurring, but chances are better now than they were in August. The biggest question, though? Is Brown in football shape-it’s one thing to work out. It’s another to be in OTAs and on the field.

    Players are dropping like flies and it’s quite rare to be able to sign an elite talent off the street as a replacement…that is, if that elite talent is still elite-and doesn’t get hurt himself.

  5. I honestly don’t think he even wants to play anymore. He just wants to see his name in the news and hear people talk about him. Pathetic

  6. Yep it is

    Head case will fit well in Seattle for 2 games and then he will EXPLODE

  7. nutznboltz

    How in the world can you serve an eight game suspension when you’re not even on a team? The NFL has become an absolute joke.

  8. madmanTX

    Just in time for AB to act the fool and get suspended for another 8 games.

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