Antonio Brown Invited To Workout With New Orleans Saints
Former NFL receiver Antonio Brown was reportedly invited to workout for the New Orleans Saints on Friday morning (Dec. 27th). According to reports, the team opening their doors to AB along with other receivers was apart of the team doing their “due diligence.”
AB took to his Instagram stories to share his signed Saints waiver for the free agent’s workout.
After their workout, Saints coach Sean Payton said the the team would need to get clearance from the NFL on whether AB would be eligible to play this postseason if he were to be signed by New Orleans.
“That’s the information that we’ve got to get from the league if we were to go down that road. And we don’t have that yet.”
At the time of the workout, the NFL reportedly has yet to close their investigation into the off field accusations of sexual harassment that he faces.
AB’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, accompanied his client for the workout and also met with Saints officials. Rosenhaus spoke with reports on their meeting telling ESPN:
“Antonio had a very good visit today and we will continue our discussions with the Saints.”
Soon after reports hit social media, sports analysts Jemele Hill took to Twitter alluding to the difference between AB’s workout to fellow free-agent Colin Kaepernick’s controversial workout last month. She begins,
“And this is reason no 1 million why Kaepernick’s workout was a sham and a disgrace. Teams that are really interested do this.”
”Also, AB will get endless chances because his behavior is seen as correctable. Kaep never got a chance because they can’t change the way he thinks.”
As previously reported in September, the Patriots took a chance with the troubled receiver, signing AB to a 1-year/$15 million contract following his fall out with the Oakland Raiders. Just ten days later, the team released him in response to sexual assault accusations.
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