The Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens are two groups which have reportedly mentioned the potential of signing free-agent receiver Antonio Brown. It seems, after watching Brown catch passes from Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson on Wednesday, that the Seahawks stay a professional risk because it pertains to signing the previous All-Pro.
Brown, by way of Instagram, shared the next video of himself catching a deep cross from Russell in San Diego whereas asking his followers, “Who would like to see this on Sundays?”
NFL Network’s Adam Silver initially reported the Ravens and Seahawks’ curiosity in Brown. ESPN Radio’s John Clayton has additionally reported that Wilson, who put up an MVP-caliber season in 2019, “would love” for the crew to pursue Brown, in response to Clayton.
As far as receivers are involved, the Seahawks’ Week 1 depth chart presently consists of D.Okay. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Phillip Dorsett together with rookies Freddie Swain and Colby Parkinson. While that is under no circumstances a foul group, the Seahawks’ passing assault would definitely profit by having Brown, who led the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and landing receptions from 2013-18.
Brown, who will flip 32 years outdated on July 10, is lower than a 12 months faraway from some of the tumultuous offseasons an expert athlete has had in current reminiscence. After 9 extraordinarily productive seasons in Pittsburgh, Brown requested and acquired a commerce that led him being dealt to the Raiders in alternate for third- and fifth-round picks. Brown’s time in Oakland was mired in controversy that included a reported on-field altercation with Raiders normal supervisor Mike Mayock. Shortly after the altercation, Brown was launched, and he rapidly signed with the Patriots. Brown caught 4 of eight targets for 56 yards and a landing throughout his solely lively recreation through the 2019 season. He was launched by the Patriots shortly after a report from Sports Illustrated that highlighted allegations of “intimidation” by Brown from an accuser. Brown was additionally within the midst of sexual assault accusations that had been dropped at gentle following him signing with New England.
Brown, who was lately sentenced a two-year probation after pleading no contest in his transferring truck driver battery case, has stored a low profile on social media through the previous a number of months. He continues to be underneath investigation by the NFL following his inclusion in a 2019 civil swimsuit from a lady accusing him of sexual misconduct and rape. The league’s ongoing investigation is most certainly the rationale why Brown stays unsigned, as it’s extremely doable that Brown will instantly be positioned on the commissioner’s exempt record if he’s signed by an NFL crew.
The Seahawks, who’re making an attempt to make it again to their first Super Bowl for the reason that 2014 season, may in the end resolve that the potential profit of getting Brown on their roster is likely to be definitely worth the danger.