Former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is making it clear he wants to play football this season.
According to a new report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Brown “hopes to have his playing status cleared up in the next few weeks” before he signs with a new team.
This new report comes just weeks after he took to Twitter and claimed he wouldn’t play in the league again.
“Sources told Fowler that Brown would wait to sign with a team until it is clear he would be allowed to play. He’s also been training rigorously and would welcome a return to the New England Patriots, even if that’s unlikely, but most of all, he says he just wants to play.
Brown tweeted on Sept. 22 that he “will not be playing in the NFL anymore,” saying the decision was in part due to the withheld money.
His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said a few days later that he thought Brown still wanted to keep playing.”
Brown is still being investigated by the league on sexual misconduct claims levied against him as well as from another woman who he allegedly sent harassing text messages to upon telling her story to Sports Illustrated.
The former star wide receiver played in one game this season for the Patriots after entering the season with the Oakland Raiders.