12:52 PM PT — Sean Payton addressed AB’s exercise … saying there is not any speedy plan so as to add him to the staff’s roster earlier than the playoffs. The coach added the go to was extra about “due diligence” and famous the Saints had 6 huge receivers at their facility Friday.
Antonio Brown is in New Orleans figuring out for Saints officers … and the famous person huge receiver may very well be signed by the first place staff.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the information … Brown flew into city to fulfill with coaches and entrance workplace employees on Friday, hoping to land a job together with his third NFL squad this season.
Brown’s had a disastrous season … the Raiders signed him to a 3-year, $50 million contract, however launched AB earlier than he ever caught a ball after a ton of drama referring to his helmet and feet. He additionally had public spats with head coach Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock.
After he was launched by Oakland, the New England signed the superstar WR … however cut him 11 days later after AB allegedly despatched menacing text messages to a girl who beforehand accused him of sexual misconduct.
Throughout Brown’s brief stint with the Pats, he was additionally hit with a lawsuit from a girl who claimed AB forcibly raped her in 2018.
The Pats minimize bait with Brown in September … and he hasn’t been a part of an NFL squad since.
That would all change very quickly … ‘trigger the Saints seems to have actual curiosity within the famous person receiver.
New Orleans is having a terrific season … they’re 12-Three and have already gained their division. Offensively, the staff’s loaded with expertise … from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas, arguably one of the best WR in soccer.
If the Saints need to signal Brown, they’re free and clear to provide him a contract … however there is a catch.
The NFL hasn’t punished Brown for a number of of his alleged off-the-field points … however that may very well be coming quickly. The league might droop, or place AB on the Commissioners Exempt checklist — which might seemingly finish his 2019 season.
As for Brown, he appears able to play soccer once more … posting a photograph from the Saints locker room, and a photograph of a waiver he needed to signal to work out.
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