“It was nice throwing to Antonio Brown [this offseason],” Jackson said, per Jamison Hensley. “I was hoping we would get him. I’m still hoping — a little bit.”
Jackson added that he came away impressed with Brown and believes they have the kind of locker room where signing him wouldn’t be an issue for the team.
“Around us, he’s a great guy. He’s cool, down-to-earth guy,” Jackson said. “He’s passionate about the sport of football. He was working and you can tell … he’s going to go 24/7. Prior to the workout, he lifted. We go out there, throwing routes, and after that, he lifted some more. I was like, ‘there’s no quit in this guy.’
“He’s the type of guy we need in our locker room and I feel like the locker room here is different from any other locker room. It’s a brotherhood going on … none of that outside noise. We worry about each other, we worry about what we have going on. We want to win. I can tell in him he wants to win, We want to play ball.”
Last we heard regarding Brown, he demanded that the NFL conclude their personal conduct investigation.
This came just two days after Brown indicated that he was, once again, retiring from the NFL.
The Seahawks are reportedly among the teams who have been monitoring Brown as a potential signing.
However, several teams are reportedly waiting to see what happens with Brown hold with Brown and potential discipline from the NFL.
Brown, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract when the Steelers traded him to the Raiders back in March.
The Raiders later signed Brown to a new contract worth $50.125 million and includes $30.125 million guaranteed. However, Oakland made the decision to release Brown before the start of the season and he later signed a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Patriots.
Brown lasted just 11 days in New England.
In 2019, Brown appeared in one game for the Patriots and caught four passes for 56 yards receiving and one touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Brown as the news is available.