Report: Seahawks, Ravens have discussed Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown is likely to have a long wait before he plays in the NFL again. He faces league discipline after pleading no contest to burglary and battery in connection with an altercation with a moving truck driver. And the league is continuing to investigate two other incidents involving Brown for potential further discipline.

But eventually, Brown is expected to be cleared to return to football. And a couple of teams are reportedly interested.

Both the Seahawks and the Ravens have had internal discussions about signing Brown, according to Mike Silver of NFL Media. Both of those teams have previously been discussed as potential landing spots for Brown, who hinted earlier this month that he’s planning to find his fourth team soon.

Brown has reportedly been working out this offseason with Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith, which may give them some insight about where Brown is, both physically and mentally. And in Baltimore Brown would be joining a receiver room that includes his cousin Marquise Brown.

Brown turns 32 next month and only played in one game last season, and if he’s going to play in the NFL at all this year, he’s going to have to settle for a much, much smaller contract than the one he negotiated with the Raiders last year. But at this point, Brown probably may not be in a position to turn any offer down.

53 responses to “Report: Seahawks, Ravens have discussed Antonio Brown

  1. Lol can’t believe any team would bring this loser back. Especially one with a young QB like the Ravens have.

  2. I don’t understand how this clown keeps getting chance after chance, when are teams going to realize that he is toxic for a team environment.

  3. I have said this elsewhere and will state it here. No for the Seahawks. Just NO. I would rather have Josh Gordon back before even thinking about this guy. He has always been self-centered and too demanding of his schedule. This has been proved out in both Pittsburgh and Oakland. I don’t count the Patriots because they either didn’t know the off the field items or they would not have signed him. Please PC and JS avoid this poison pill.

  4. Players demanded Drew Brees apologize, but AB calling the mother of his children and police a racial and gender derogative is okay?

  5. Unequal justice is the norm in the NFL. Aldon Smith was suspended for a lot longer for much fewer and less serious offenses than Antonio Brown will likely get. If not, then Brown will be 35 or older when he is finally allowed to return to the NFL.

  6. Almost like teams will overlook pretty much anything for a player who is ACTUALLY GOOD

  7. I hope that the discussions the Ravens are having are just that – discussions. Maybe the talk is just to placate his cousin. They already have Mark Andrews, Hollywood, and Myles Boykin, and they just drafted two promising wide outs in the April draft.

    We all know what happened in Pittsburgh. What we don’t know is what behavior was suppressed by Mike Tomlin which he managed to keep out of the news.

    This Ravens fan takes a pass.

  8. It’s pure ego. Carroll and Harbaugh want to prove they are smarter than the other coaches and can get this guy to play for them with no drama.

  9. stucats says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm
    I don’t understand how this clown keeps getting chance after chance, when are teams going to realize that he is toxic for a team environment.

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    Talent supersedes everything else like murder, beating up women, toxic teammate, drugs and many other not up to NFL standards of behaviors. AB is (probably more was) arguably one of the best receivers in the game and is a game changing talent. Add that to the mighty egos of owners/GMs/coaches who think their counterparts failed and the can do better is why AB is not done with a NFL team. Gruden’s ego brought AB to the Raiders, Brady and BB’s to the Pats; If Rae Carruth or OJ could still play and help a team win some GM or owner would be knocking on their doors. All in the name of winning.

    Most likely, Roger doesn’t want him back so if he can keep in limbo with the risk of many games suspension no team will sign him.

  10. It’s a moot point. He hasn’t been disciplined by the NFL yet from the assault on the moving company driver. He also has yet to answer for the civil case and law suit for threatening a woman and her children. Only after the NFL gets around to settling on the length of suspension for each offense will teams actually take signing him seriously. That’s until he blows up and goes off the rails again once he learns how long his suspension will be. By hat tine all these good young receivers will make him a distant memory. Doubt he ever plays again. Just ask Ray Rice

  11. AB was seen working out with Dwayne Haskins recently. Haskins has a much better arm than Jackson or Wilson and, if AB is going to realize his deep threat capabilities, Washington would be a better fit for him. The only hurdle is that the Redskins drafted Antonio Golden Gandy, which means that they are pretty loaded at wideout already with Scary Terry and AGG.

  12. ravensrooster94 says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm
    They already have Mark Andrews, Hollywood, and Myles Boykin, and they just drafted two promising wide outs in the April draft.

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    Might sound nuts, but this is actually why the Ravens could afford to take a flyer on AB.

    Look at the Raiders and Pats last year. Both had marginal/mediocre WR corps when they acquired AB, meaning him leaving left both in a lurch in terms of receiving talent. (Pats double-screwed because of Josh Gordon. Love or hate BB, rolling the dice on Gordon and AB in the same year was a foolish, short-sighted move.)

    A team with WR depth is way better situated to stomach AB. If he bombs after 6 games, oh well — you’re not completely lacking in WR talent otherwise. I’d be more worried about the Antonio/Hollywood dynamic.

  13. I would rather have Josh Gordon back before even thinking about this guy.

    I never thought I’d say that but talking about AB and Gordon in the same sentence is an insult to Gordon. Sure, Gordon has been suspended repeatedly but that’s nowhere near as bad as the outrageous and shocking behavior displayed by AB.

  14. He will not be happy finishing games with 1 or 2 catches per game. The Ravens are a run first team.

  15. Here’s where a little critical thinking applies.

    Ravens are not going to get rid of their rookies, that is two spots. They aren’t getting rid of last years rookies, that is two more spots. Not getting rid of Snead. He’s the veteran. Not getting rid of Chris Moore (unless he’s beaten out for returner job). AB won’t take Moore’s job. Will they keep 7 on the active roster in a TE heavy offense? No.

    Maybe “discussions” means someone repeated the rumor, they all laughed at it. That could be a discussion.

  16. Players demanded Drew Brees apologize, but AB calling the mother of his children and police a racial and gender derogative is okay?
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    The difference is that Brees is a normal, rational human being that can be reasoned with and Brown probably belongs in a mental institution.

  17. Yeah, but can having brown be any worse really than having Percy Harvin? Percy only played a hand full of games for Seattle while Brown is likely to play every game, so I say having Brown would be a WIN!

  18. ghjjf says:
    June 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm
    Players demanded Drew Brees apologize, but AB calling the mother of his children and police a racial and gender derogative is okay?
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    The difference is that Brees is a normal, rational human being that can be reasoned with and Brown probably belongs in a mental institution.
    ……………………………..
    Dre Brees along with his wife are both cowards. They completely bowed down to a false narrative and I bet soon if not already regret being turned into chameleons.

  19. Lmao

    He is on probation after another criminal incident.

    He will never play in the nfl again.

  20. AB played 0 games with the Raiders before he burned his feet and bad mouthed the GM and was cut. Then he lasted 1 week with the Patriots, on a team that desperately needed him. And on the way out he trashed the owner.

    Any team that picks him up, is wasting a roster spot.

  21. “Antonio Brown doesn’t deserve to play football!” – jealous racists who hate football

  22. If he is allowed to play in the second half of the season, after 8 game suspension, I do believe it will be with a top contender. Ravens or Seahawks makes sense. I would not eliminate a few other teams, as well. TB in TB will want him.

  23. If I was an owner and my coach approached me to hire this guy. I would fire him on the spot. That is the dumbest thing I could hear out of my coaches mouth.

  24. Until AB gets some serious help for his mental illness issues, he should not be playing football. Let’s get the person some real help. And then IF it will help him progress further by giving him some purpose in life (or such) then let him play ball. But until then, let’s make sure he gets the help he really needs. Let’s insist on it, because I seriously believe his life depends on him getting help off the field before he gets on it again.

  25. alwayscheatthecap says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm
    Almost like teams will overlook pretty much anything for a player who is ACTUALLY GOOD
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    Not just good. One of the best. HOF talent. But even T.O. got to a point where he wasn’t worth the trouble anymore. A.B. isn’t there yet.

  26. Just spitballing here, but my guess is an 8 game suspension, and when it’s announced either the Seahawks, Rams, or Falcons sign him for what will ultimately be a failed late-season run (if the season even happens).

    Not saying any of the above is a good idea, just guessing.

  27. carloswlassiter says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:43 pm
    It’s pure ego. Carroll and Harbaugh want to prove they are smarter than the other coaches and can get this guy to play for them with no drama.
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    Absolutely zero basis for this.

  28. stucats says:
    June 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm
    I don’t understand how this clown keeps getting chance after chance, when are teams going to realize that he is toxic for a team environment.

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    He keeps getting a chance because he has tremendous skill. Kind of shoots a hole in the entire Kaep narrative huh?

  29. I think the Ravens are going to be scary good this year. Yes they lost Yanda, but by all accounts they nailed it in the draft. Last thing they need is for this clown to screw up team chemistry.

  30. As a non-ravens AFCN fan, I say go ahead and sign him. He’ll do some damage on the field, but he’ll also be whispering into his cousin’s ear every day. It won’t be long before “Hollywood” turns into AB, this might speed that up a bit.

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