Schefter: Seahawks considered Brown before claiming Gordon

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks considered signing free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown. He said that the team did their ‘due diligence’ before going in a different direction.

Instead of signing Brown, the Seahawks made a surprising decision to claim Josh Gordon off of waivers from the New England Patriots. Gordon was released off of IR on Halloween.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown runs with the ball after making a reception against the Chicago Bears
Antonio Brown runs with the ball after making a reception against the Chicago Bears (Getty Images)

Russell Wilson, according to Schefter, wanted the Seahawks to consider Brown. Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Brown, has said that there are a ‘few’ teams, who are interested in his client’s services.

Brown has only played in one game this season. However, he has missed much of the season due to an alleged sexual assault incident that the NFL is investigating.

He allegedly had sex with his former trainer, who he went to college with at Central Michigan University. Schefter is reporting that Brown has not been interviewed for the investigation, which would indicate that the league is not close to ending its investigation into what allegedly happened.

One has to guess that until his investigation is closed by the league, he is expected to be sidelined.

Brown was acquired in an off-season by the Oakland Raiders from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then, he was released after his antics led to his departure from the Raiders without even playing in a game.

He then signed with the Patriots, played in one game, before being released.

This season, Gordon appeared in six games with the Patriots. He had 20 receptions for 287 yards and a touchdown.

Gordon also had one carry for one yard.

He was placed on IR with a ‘minor’ knee injury. Gordon was surprised by their decision; however, it was a master plan to get back at the NFL again.

As a result of Gordon going on IR, the Seahawks are now responsible for the remaining of his 2019 contract. If they had just released him, the Patriots would have been responsible for that money with a dead cap hit.

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