Report: Seahawks, Ravens Discussing Possibility of Signing Antonio Brown


Antonio Brown's quest to get back on the football field is not going to be an easy one.

There is still an outstanding sexual assault and rape allegation against Brown, the investigation of which is ongoing. He recently struck a plea deal for a felony battery charge in an incident with a truck driver, the result of which was two years of probation, a 13-week anger management program and 100 hours of community service. He's over 30 years old.

But despite all of this, there are still teams who are showing interest in pursuing the undeniable top-tier talent. Insider Michael Silver appeared on NFL Network Tuesday with reports that the Seattle Seahawks and the Baltimore Ravens are two NFL organizations that have had internal discussions about signing Brown should he get back on the football field for the 2020 season. The former of the two teams is "absolutely interested" according to Silver, and already has links to Brown because he's been spending time working out with backup quarterback Geno Smith.

The latter of the aforementioned teams, the Ravens, already holds Brown's cousin, Marquise, on the roster and would be a logical fit according to many analysts. Tiki and Tierney discuss the fit in the video at the top of this page, mentioning that Lamar Jackson often had to rely on his tight ends and could use the help of an elite route runner. However, though the need is there, Tierney mentions that any prospective teams would need the "proper infrastructure" to bring in a player with the off-field issues that Brown brings along with him.

Tierney actually does think the Ravens have that "proper infrastructure," and in my humble opinion, the infrastructure that Pete Carroll has established in Seattle could top the list of teams that could attempt to take on a trouble addition. They've already taken on Josh Gordon after multiple suspensions, and he's already looking to make another comeback after he reportedly had a positive experience with the Seahawks.

Whichever teams may be willing to take him on are also undoubtedly aware of the real possibility that the NFL will hand down some sort of suspension to Brown when he does make a return when/if their investigation concludes in time.

Other teams that have been mentioned recently in the Antonio Brown saga are the 49ers, as RADIO.COM Sports NFL insider Brian Baldinger says that he thinks it's worth an inquiry, especially after Deebo Samuel went down with an injury, as well as the Washington Redskins, after Brown partook in workouts with quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Pro Football Focus "urged" the team to give him a look.

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