There is perhaps no team in the NFL that could use Antonio Brown’s services more than the New England Patriots, but that doesn’t mean the Pats have any intention of bringing back the troubled wide receiver.
The Patriots have not considered re-signing Brown after they released him back in September, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. However, Brown is expected to sign with a team as soon as the NFL concludes its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
With New England struggling on offense for several weeks now, Brown has taken to social media on numerous occasions to apologize for his actions earlier in the year and hint that he wants to reunite with Tom Brady. However, Brown also ripped Patriots owner Robert Kraft in a since-deleted tweet after the team cut him, and it’s possible his off-field behavior has resulted in the team permanently ending its relationship with the former Pro Bowler.
The Patriots signed Brown on Sept. 9, the day before his former friend and personal trainer Britney Taylor filed a sexual assault lawsuit against him. Brown was then accused of sexual misconduct by a different woman, and the Patriots released him after he sent text messages to her that could be interpreted as threatening in nature.
It’s unclear if Brown is going to be suspended by the NFL, but several Patriots players have made it seem obvious they want him back on the team. Apparently they are not going to get their wish.