Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has been a complete headache to at least 4 NFL franchises, but he hasn’t exactly burned all of his bridges.
According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, “numerous teams are keeping a close eye on Brown, and a return to the NFL after the trade deadline would not come as a surprise.”
He added that “there are a handful of contending teams fairly desperate and motivated to upgrade at the receiver spot, and Brown’s name has come up in internal discussions in several personnel meetings.”
La Canfora also noted that teams will be inquiring about several wideouts ahead of the Oct. 29 trade deadline, which include Cincinnati’s A.J. Green, Denver’s Emmanuel Sanders, Atlanta’s Mohamed Sanu and Miami’s DeVante Parker. Once that is over, interest in signing Antonio Brown is expcted to ramp up, per that report.
The only thing stopping teams from signing him is the ongoing investigation from the league regarding multiple sexual misconduct claims against the 31-year-old.
“We’re still working at that,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said of the investigation Oct. 17 during the league meetings in Florida, per Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. “I will probably be getting an update when I get back to New York, but our folks have been working diligently on that, going through materials. There’s a lot of material to go through. When we reach a conclusion, we’ll obviously let you know.”