The next chapter of the Antonio Brown saga is going to be written in the near future.
Brown is currently serving an eight-game suspension due to multiple violations of the league’s
personal conduct policy. He is going to be eligible after Week 8 and multiple teams appear ready
to make a push to sign the seven-time Pro Bowler.
“With Antonio Brown’s suspension eligible to end after week 8, the Seattle Seahawks are now
positioned to make a push to sign him, though they’re not alone,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter
reported on Wednesday. “Other teams also are interested.”
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is friends with Brown and worked out with him during the
offseason, according to Schefter’s report. There has yet to be any official contract talks.
The offshore sportsbook BetOnline has priced Seattle as a -175 ‘chalk’ to sign Brown this season.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team has “endeavored to be in on everything that’s going on.”
Baltimore was initially a team that many thought might go after Brown as well. However, the
Ravens decided to sign veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant to the practice squad if his workout
goes well and he passes a physical, according to a Thursday report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL
“Per my understanding, it doesn’t look like the Ravens are going to be in on bringing in wide
receiver Antonio Brown at this time,” ESPN’s Josina Anderson said.
BetOnline still has the Ravens at +600 to sign Brown, which are the second-shortest odds of any
team. It would appear less likely that they go in that direction after Thursday’s reports regarding
Green Bay (+750), San Francisco (+900), New England (10/1) and Tennessee (10/1) have the
next-best odds to sign Brown. The Packers have a clear No. 1 wideout in Davante Adams, but
Allen Lazard is banged up and they could be interested in giving Rodgers another weapon.