Antonio Brown is officially a free agent after being released from a third team in as many years.
Upon his release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, the veteran wide receiver expectedly cleared waivers on Friday. No team picking him up might be a sign of things to come for the 33-year-old. He was released following his disruptive actions during the Bucs’ Week 17 contest against the New York Jets.
During an appearance on SportsCenter on Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter offered a terrible outlook on AB’s NFL future.
“You can believe his side. You can believe the Buccaneers’ side. The fact of the matter is there’s a lot of history that’s been built up here. When you talk to people around the league, they expressed doubt that he will get another chance in the league,” Schefter said, via Bleacher Report.
With the situation involving his former organization still ongoing, it’s unclear what the next few months will hold for Brown in regard to his NFL future. You would have to believe he has run out of chances in the league, especially after he has since exposed text messages of Bruce Arians and even called out Tom Brady.
He may scolf at the idea, but Brown may have to take his talents to another football league, as former Steelers head coach Todd Haley – who will coach the Tampa Bay Bandits in the United States Football League – contacted Brown and gave him a chance to join the USFL.
The polarizing wideout turns 34 in July.