Saints Won’t Sign Antonio Brown Without Clarity From NFL Regarding Investigation

     

According to Jason La Canfora, the Saints won’t sign free-agent WR Antonio Brown unless they receive clarity from the NFL regarding its pending investigation into Brown. 

Brown headlined a group of receivers who worked out recently for New Orleans, but La Canfora says there’s no indication from the NFL that a resolution on Brown’s case is imminent. 

Should another team take the plunge on Brown, the NFL would likely place him on the commissioner’s exempt list until they conclude their investigation into allegations of rape and sexual harassment

Since being released from the Patriots and filing grievances against both Oakland and New England seeking to recoup $40 million in salary, Brown has kept a relatively lower profile, though there have still been occasional outbursts on social media.

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 have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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