The Seattle Seahawks have made significant strides in their effort to surround Russell Wilson with talented receiving options. There is always more that can be done and with Antonio Brown still a free agent, could he be an option?
Earlier in the offseason, the Seahawks signed tight end Greg Olsen and Phillip Dorsett to add to its passing attack. That should help provide a boost for Seattle’s offense but they could use a more dynamic wideout to pair with D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
According to 710 ESPN’s John Clayton, the Seahawks QB ‘would love’ for the team to sign Brown. He also reported that if Seattle did pursue the idea of signing Brown, it wouldn’t be ‘until July or August.’
“[I]t’s not out of the question for the Seahawks to add another wide receiver,” Clayton said. “According to sources, Wilson would love to add Antonio Brown. Brown is also close with backup quarterback Geno Smith, whose one-year contract with the Seahawks was finalized Wednesday.”
The Seahawks took a risk on Josh Gordon but he has yet to be reinstated by the NFL to be able to play. It was reported by Clayton that Seattle would not hesitate to bring him back if he were allowed to play. That would probably eliminate the option of signing Brown.
Before being cleared to play, Brown would need to be cleared of the various pending Personal Conduct Policy investigations the league office has open. There is still the possibility he receives a suspension before being granted permission to play for his next team.
It doesn’t seem like any traction involving the Seahawks and Antonio Brown will take place until the summer if it occurs at all. It’s certainly something to monitor, nevertheless.
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