He never says “absolutely no.” He never says “absolutely yes.”
“I really can’t play at a hundred percent,” Brown says. “Right now I can’t really run at my max speed. I can’t do what I do and do it at a comfortable rate.”
So the question becomes, obviously, how close to a hundred percent is he? Then, the question is whether a team would want him at whatever percent below a hundred he currently is?
He played six days ago, with the assistance of a Toradol shot. He played sufficiently well that plenty of armchair doctors believed he was lying when he said he was injured.
Regardless, he’s available. If a contender looking to beef up its receiving corps is interested in checking out his ankle or giving him a workout, it can. If a contender wants to sign him, it can.