Conflicting Reports on One Team’s Interest in Antonio Brown

We’re a quarter of the way through Antonio Brown’s eight-game NFL suspension, and it’s starting to get to the point in the season where we are going to hear about receiver-needed teams having interest in the talented-but-troubled pass catcher.

On Get Up earlier this week, ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler said that a source close to Brown told him that “among all the teams that have looked into Brown the last few months, it might be the Houston Texans that have been the most active, shown the most interest.”

Fowler added the caveat that Brown’s suspension could be even longer than eight games due to the unresolved situation with his former trainer.

Nonetheless, as far as the Texans go, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who has covered the NFL for four decades, put the Houston rumors to rest:

That settles that, for now.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. As a lifelong Steelers fan, I loved watching Antonio play. The highlight reel is endless. It’s truly a shame to watch his downfall. I truly think that hit to the head by Burfict in that playoff game was the catalyst for his insane behavior in the following years. That being said, I have no issues with the NFL handing out disqualifications and suspensions for hits like that. Antonio was always a flashy personality, but also one of the most focused and competitive players off the field as much as he was on the field. He was and probably still is one of the hardest working athletes around, but he lost his head. The drama came with the head injuries. Obviously he still wanted his outdated helmet when he went to Oakland. It’s a shame. Always have respect for him for what he did ON the field

  2. Love Uncle McClain coming in to crush this rumor like a crack back block on a punt return lol.

    If they signed AB today they wouldn’t be able to use him until game 11. By that point the Texans will likely either be out of it at 4-7 or 7-4 with improved chemistry they wouldn’t want to screw up. Even then, I’d only entertain signing a guy with his past if he agreed to be thoroughly screened by a psychiatrist.

    Then again this in the same team who thought kicking Deandre Hopkins to the curb was a good idea so….

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