dangolka (CBS) — Antonio Brown’s potential NFL future stays a really huge query. However there’s apparently at the very least one group that wishes to see what the veteran receiver can do.
Based on ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, a supply near Brown indicated that the Houston Texans “have proven essentially the most curiosity” in signing the receiver.
Brown is presently serving an eight-game suspension for his alleged involvement in a number of off-field incidents. The NFL famous that the suspension may very well be prolonged if extra info involves gentle on Brown, significantly within the ongoing civil case with a lady who claims she was raped and assaulted by Brown.
“Houston’s at the very least poking round right here,” Fowler stated. “So it’s value watching because the group sits at 0-2 with no No. 1 receiver.”
Fowler famous that Seattle was one among a variety of groups to verify in on Brown earlier than finally shedding curiosity.
In fact, head coach-turned-GM Invoice O’Brien traded away DeAndre Hopkins within the offseason, receiving working again David Johnson in return. The Texans additionally acquired Brandin Cooks through commerce in an effort to assist change Hopkins’ manufacturing.
Cooks has seven receptions for 115 yards with no touchdowns this season. Will Fuller has eight receptions for 112 yards, whereas Randall Cobb has seven receptions for 82 yards. Deshaun Watson has simply two landing passes via the Texans’ first two video games, each losses towards Kansas Metropolis and Baltimore.
Brown probably nonetheless possesses the all-world expertise that made him the most effective receivers on the earth for thus lengthy, however he’d little question be a threat for the Texans. Brown burned his means off the Steelers’ roster by not displaying up the week of a must-win recreation, and he burned his means off the Raiders by confronting the GM and lacking time on account of frozen toes. His tenure in New England lasted lower than two weeks earlier than he was launched amid the sexual assault lawsuit, and groups stayed away from him for the remainder of the 2019 season because of this.
However as is all the time the case within the NFL, expertise is alluring. And decision-making all the time will get altered when groups are determined, which the 0-2 Texans definitely seem like.