Antonio Brown
WR FA
1 month ago

Brown was granted bail at his hearing Friday morning and had his bond set at $110,000 for three charges, including felony burglary with battery. He will be monitored via GPS, must go through drug/alcohol testing, and undergo a mental health evaluation, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both arrested this week stemming from an incident with the driver of a moving truck at Brown's home in Hollywood, Fla. According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, a lengthy process is expected given the severity of the charges.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
1 month ago

The Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department has issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Brown on charges of felony burglary and battery, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The incident occurred at Brown's home in Hollywood on Tuesday and involved the driver of a moving truck he hired.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
1 month ago

A police spokesman confirmed Brown is a suspect in connection with an alleged battery incident that occurred Tuesday at his home in Hollywood, Fla., ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

An investigation into the matter remains ongoing, and police have relayed that the case doesn't involve a domestic dispute. Brown hasn't been arrested or charged as a result of the incident at this point.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
2 months ago

Brown will work out for the Saints on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The four-time All-Pro has been a free agent since being released by the Patriots after Week 2 and has suggested -- among other things -- over the past three months that he's moved on from the NFL, but his meeting with the Saints suggests otherwise. Michael Thomas (hand) established the single-season reception record (145) in last week's win over the Titans, but the Saints haven't received much meaningful production from the rest of their wide-receiver group and may view Brown as a worthy gamble. Brown was let go by New England after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that the league would likely place the 31-year-old on the Commissioner's Exempt list if he signed with a team, at least until an investigation into the allegations is completed. With that said, New Orleans is most likely evaluating Brown for a spot on the 2020 roster rather than potentially looking to him to make an impact this January in the playoffs.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
3 months ago2 Comments

Brown is unlikely to play again during the 2019 season, Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown dominated the headlines from Week 17 of last season through the first three weeks of the current campaign. Since that point, he's remained unemployed as he attempts to recoup guaranteed portions of his contracts from both the Raiders and Patriots. On top of that situation, he's facing allegations of sexual misconduct, for which he'll meet with the NFL on Thursday. If he inks another deal with a team before the end of the year, the league likely will place Brown on the commissioner's exempt list while continuing its investigation, which would make it difficult for the wide receiver to suit up once more this season.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
4 months ago2 Comments

Brown's grievance to recoup a portion of his $30 million guaranteed in salary from the Raiders lost some momentum after Oakland revealed the receiver sent text messages to team owner Mark Davis requesting his release, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders ultimately granted Brown's request for a release Sept. 7 and proceeded to void the guaranteed money due to him on his three-year, $50 million deal. Brown's text messages to Davis don't necessarily spell an end to his efforts to recoup guaranteed money, but he may have a better case for regaining the $9 million he was owed from the Patriots before New England released him less than two weeks after signing him. Despite his abbreviated, drama-filled stints with two clubs this season, Brown is reportedly still generating interest from teams and could end up playing at some point in the second half of 2019, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
5 months ago12 Comments

Brown announced Sunday via his personal Twitter account that he doesn't intend to return to the NFL. "Will not be playing in the NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the NFLPA hold them accountable," Brown wrote.

EDGE Analysis

As Tom Pelissero of NFL Network suggests, Brown's comments seemingly imply that the Patriots -- who released him Friday -- aren't planning on paying the receiver his $9 million signing bonus, nor the nearly $1 million remaining on his base salary. The seven-time Pro Bowler could certainly change his mind and revisit a return to the NFL, but his future remains clouded in any case while the league continues to investigate a sexual assault allegation levied against him earlier this month. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Saturday that "a few teams" had expressed interest in his client following his release from New England, but noted that no deal was expected to happen until the NFL's investigation was resolved.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
5 months ago

Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Adam Schefter of ESPN on Saturday that "a few teams" have communicated interest in the receiver and "want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation" before entertaining signing him.

EDGE Analysis

The seven-time Pro Bowler was officially released by the Patriots on Friday, one day after the attorney for an artist who levied an allegation of sexual misconduct against the receiver informed the NFL that her client received threatening text messages from Brown. The wideout is also facing another accusation of sexual assault from a former trainer, who met with the NFL on Monday. Given Brown's pending legal trouble and rocky tenure with the Raiders earlier in the offseason, Schefter -- citing a source -- suggests that any deal for the embattled receiver isn't likely to come until the league's investigation is resolved. Beyond releasing a statement Friday indicating that Brown won't be placed on the Commissioner's exempt list while he remains an unrestricted free agent, the NFL hasn't provided a timeline for when its investigation will conclude.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
5 months ago3 Comments

The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brown's stint with the team lasted just one game. With lingering off-field issues, it remains to be seen if the wideout catches on with another team any time soon. The Patriots will now move on with a wide receiver corps headed by Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett.

Antonio Brown
WR FA
5 months ago

Brown was present for Friday's practice, Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican reports.

EDGE Analysis

Another off-the-field incident involving Brown surfaced Friday, and it has the potential to affect his status long term. For now, though, Brown is practicing like he usually would do when healthy, and seemingly remains in the Patriots' plans for Week 3.