Seahawks did due diligence on Antonio Brown, declined to pursue

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A week ago, the Seahawks seemed to be the leading contenders to land receiver Antonio Brown. Ultimately, they didn’t.

Per a league source, the Seahawks performed their due diligence on Brown, doing all the homework and checking all the boxes necessary to evaluate whether Brown should be added to the roster. The Seahawks decided based on their efforts that they weren’t comfortable adding Brown to the team.

Brown had an ugly exit from the Steelers and Raiders. He also was suspended eight games for multiple Personal Conduct Policy violations. He faces further potential discipline for a pending civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault, based on the evidence developed.

They nevertheless had to navigate the fact that quarterback Russell Wilson wanted Brown on the roster. As previously speculated, the Seahawks quite possibly acknowledged interest in Brown publicly both to placate Wilson and to ensure that someone else would swoop in and get him.

That’s what the Buccaneers did, helping the Seahawks avoid a potentially awkward moment with their franchise quarterback.

19 responses to “Seahawks did due diligence on Antonio Brown, declined to pursue

  1. Seahawks wanted to keep Russell happy by pretending to get him help; without actually getting him any help.

    In the Seahawks defense, Antonio can’t stop the other team from scoring 35 points on the Seattle defense every week.

  2. See….here’s an example of a team deciding whether a specific football player is suitable with their football team. And decided against it. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a decision. Might be a good, might turn out to be a bad one.

    Just like deciding Kaepernick isn’t a good fit. Doesn’t have to be anything other than football reasons.

  3. They probably learned from the Percy Harvin era. What happened with Josh Gordon getting reinstated?

  4. I don’t believe that for a second. They probably wanted him badly but now they are saying this to save face.

  5. Seahawks due diligence:

    1. Google “Antonio Brown” NFL

    – check

    2. Google “history of Over 30 diva receivers” reclamation projects

    – check

    Due diligence complete.

  6. tinye67 says:
    October 29, 2020 at 10:39 am

    See….here’s an example of a team deciding whether a specific football player is suitable with their football team. And decided against it. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a decision. Might be a good, might turn out to be a bad one.

    Just like deciding Kaepernick isn’t a good fit. Doesn’t have to be anything other than football reasons.

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    What football reasons stopped them from getting Antonio Brown?

  7. They have Mr. Universe and Tyler Lockett. No room for the prima donna. What they need are cornerbacks and pass rushers.

  8. I’m sure the Seahawks did their normal due diligence review and cost-benefit evaluation discussion regarding AB. Business decision was made. Wishing AB well, but I’m satisfied that the receiving crew for the Seahawks is good without him.

  9. Due diligence? You mean they simply saw what the rest of us saw over the past two years?

  10. Of course the Seahawks didn’t want AB. His behavior on his last 3 teams (including The Raiders) show why he shouldn’t be playing. Brady is sticking his neck out on bringing him into Tampa. If it doesn’t workout, it could sink both AB and Brady.

  11. AB has had a rough two years but a lot of people seem to forget that for 5 years with the Steelers he was the #1 receiver in the NFL, with only minor diva incidents, nothing illegal.

    Hope he can get back to those days.

    He has HOF talent.

  12. You live a good life, treat people great, then after 30 years you go out and kill someone for no real reason. Guess what! That good pass is in the trash can now. Time for the NFL to take off the baby treatment. Bill

  13. onlyconservativeopinionsallowedhere says:
    October 29, 2020 at 11:29 am
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    What football reasons stopped them from getting Antonio Brown?
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    Without even getting into his locker room presence, or that he’d be the Oldest receiver by 4 years, or that he hasn’t played a meaningful snap since 2018, I present to you 4 VERY good football reasons that stopped then..

    DK Metcalf, 22 year old superstar with an incredible work ethic and team player
    Tyler Lockett – Teams No 1 Recievet who just putt up 15/200/3td in the last game
    David “Gimmie Some” Moore a Great #3 who has a highlight catch and/or TD every week
    Josh Gordon Staying GN fresh for a week 10 start
    Rookie Freddie Swain Balking out as a #4 that surprised every body

    Shall I keep going or do you need more “football reasons”?

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