|Team:||New England Patriots|
|Ht / Wt:||5'10" / 186 lb.|
|Born:||July 10, 1988|
|Drafted:||2010 / Rd. 6 (195)|
Brown and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are interested in playing together, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Garafolo reports other star quarterbacks - including Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson - are hoping their teams will sign the veteran wideout. Previous reports suggested the Buccaneers and Ravens weren't likely to sign Brown, but Seattle could be a fit. Garafolo believes the Seahawks aren't likely to sign Brown until the NFL completes its investigation into his series of off-field incidents. A suspension is widely expected, potentially costing him half the season or more. Brown will turn 32 on July 10.
Brown isn't likely to sign with the Ravens, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Anderson says the Ravens haven't had earnest discussions about the possibility of signing the veteran wideout. NFL Network's Michael Silver had recently mentioned Seattle and Baltimore as potential destinations for Brown, who likely will face a a lengthy suspension for off-field conduct if he ends up signing with an NFL team.
Per NFL Network's Michael Silver, the Seahawks and Ravens are reportedly having internal discussions about potentially adding Brown at some point down the road, NFL.com reports.
Analysis: For the time being, however, Brown, who was released by the Patriots last September, is under investigation by the NFL for his off-field conduct and could potentially face league discipline. With that in mind, Silver speculates that Brown may be facing a suspension of "about half a season."
After pleading no contest to burglary and battery charges stemming from a January incident in Florida, Brown has been ordered to serve two years of probation and complete 100 hours of community service, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: Per ESPN's Cameron Wolfe, Brown has also been instructed to undergo a mandatory psych evaluation and attend a 13-week anger management program as part of his plea. Brown, who has been out of NFL since the Patriots released him last September, hopes to return to the league in 2020, but at this time his status remains under review from the NFL.
The state of Florida issued three formal charges to Brown stemming from January's alleged assault of a delivery truck driver, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: This begins what is expected to be a rather lengthy legal process. The NFL is expected to review the findings and provide their own discipline should Brown ultimately continue his NFL career.
Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Brown wouldn't be a fit with the team, ESPN.com's Jenna Laine reports.
Analysis: Tom Brady reportedly had interest in bringing Brown to his next NFL stop, but Arians was quick to shut down the rumors, noting that he knows the wide receiver (from their time together in Pittsburgh) and doesn't think he'd be a good fit in the Bucs' locker room. It isn't even clear that Brown will be allowed to play in the NFL in 2020, as his recent track record of off-field problems includes a rape allegation, an alleged battery incident and an accusation of sexual misconduct, per Chris Cwik of Yahoo Sports. The 31-year-old wide receiver made one appearance for the Patriots in 2019.
Brown was granted bail at his hearing Friday morning and had his bond set at $110,000 for three charges, including felony burglary with battery. He will be monitored via GPS, must go through drug/alcohol testing and undergo a mental health evaluation, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both arrested this week stemming from an incident with the driver of a moving truck at Brown's home in Hollywood, Fla. According to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, a lengthy process is expected given the severity of the charges, which potentially carries a life sentence.
The Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department has issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Brown on charges of felony burglary and battery, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The incident occurred at Brown's home in Hollywood on Tuesday and involved the driver of a moving truck he hired.
A police spokesman confirmed Brown is a suspect in connection with an alleged battery incident that occurred Tuesday at his home in Hollywood, Fla., ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: An investigation into the matter remains ongoing, and police have relayed that the case doesn't involve a domestic dispute. Brown hasn't been arrested or charged as a result of the incident.
Brown has a workout with the Saints on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The four-time, First-Team All-Pro has been a free agent since being released by the Patriots after Week 2 and has suggested, among other things, that he's done with the NFL over the past three months, but he's now in the Big Easy for an official workout. Michael Thomas (hand) set the single-season reception record (145) last week against the Titans, but the Saints haven't received significant production from the rest of their wide receivers. Brown was let go by New England after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced and has been attempting to recoup lost guaranteed money from his contract, so the logistics of a potential signing remain murky.
Brown announced Sunday via his personal Twitter account that he doesn't intend to return to the NFL. "Will not be playing in the NFL anymore these owners can cancel deals do whatever they want at anytime we will see if the NFLPA hold them accountable," Brown wrote.
Analysis: As Tom Pelissero of NFL Network suggests, Brown's comments seemingly imply that the Patriots -- who released him Friday -- aren't planning on paying the receiver his $9 million signing bonus, nor the nearly $1 million remaining on his base salary. The seven-time Pro Bowler could certainly change his mind and revisit a return to the NFL, but his future remains clouded in any case while the league continues to investigate a sexual assault allegation levied against him earlier this month. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Saturday that "a few teams" had expressed interest in his client following his release from New England, but noted that no deal was expected to happen until the NFL's investigation was resolved.
Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Adam Schefter of ESPN on Saturday that "a few teams" have communicated interest in the receiver and "want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation" before entertaining signing him.
Analysis: The seven-time Pro Bowler was officially released by the Patriots on Friday, one day after the attorney for an artist who levied an allegation of sexual misconduct against the receiver informed the NFL that her client received threatening text messages from Brown. The wideout is also facing another accusation of sexual assault from a former trainer, who met with the NFL on Monday. Given Brown's pending legal trouble and rocky tenure with the Raiders earlier in the offseason, Schefter -- citing a source -- suggests that any deal for the embattled receiver isn't likely to come until the league's investigation is resolved. Beyond releasing a statement Friday indicating that Brown won't be placed on the commissioner's exempt list while he remains an unrestricted free agent, the NFL hasn't provided a timeline for when its investigation will conclude.
The Patriots have released Brown, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Brown's stint with the team thus lasted just one game. With lingering off-field issues, it remains to be seen if the wideout catches on with another team any time soon.
Brown was present for Friday's practice, Andrew Callahan of The Springfield Republican reports.
Analysis: Another off-the-field incident involving Brown surfaced Friday, and it has the potential to affect his status long-term. For now, though, Brown is practicing like he usually would do when healthy, and seemingly remains in the Patriots' plans for Week 3.
According to her lawyer, Brown has sent intimidating text messages to his most recent accuser, Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated reports.
Analysis: The controversy around Brown just keeps growing. While the NFL is still mulling over any potential punishment for Brown, the case for doling some out certainly continues to get stronger, as he's doing himself no favors with actions like these.
Brown hauled in four of his eight targets for 56 yards and a TD and ran once for five yards in Sunday's 43-0 win over the Dolphins.
Analysis: In his first game with the Patriots since officially signing Monday, Brown led the team both in targets and receiving yardage, despite having his snaps managed in Week 2. As long as he's available to the team, we'd expect his workload to increase in the coming weeks, though going forward Brown's legal situation will be something to monitor.
Brown is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Analysis: After a full week of practice, the wideout will suit up for Sunday's road game. It remains to be seen how many snaps and targets he might see in Week 2, though Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that the Patriots want to get Brown involved in the game plan early. Brown officially signed with the Patriots on Monday after being released by the Raiders last weekend.
Brown is slated to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Since officially signing his contract with the Patriots on Monday, Brown -- who continues to deal with a legal issue that the NFL is looking into -- took part in all three of the Patriots' practices this past week and he's now in line to suit up Sunday. It remains to be seen how involved in the team's offense he will be, but he's poised to make his debut in a New England uniform in Week 2's road game versus Miami.
Brown will be traveling to Miami and is expected to make his debut with the Patriots in Week 2, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: This shouldn't come as a surprise, as Brown officially joined the Patriots earlier this week and began practicing with the team Wednesday. It remains to be seen what his workload will entail, but expect the 31-year-old receiver to be on the field against the Dolphins in Week 2.
Brown won't be placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list in the immediate future and will be eligible to play Week 2 at Miami, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Brown officially joined the Patriots at the start of week and began practicing Wednesday amid an ongoing legal issue, and the NFL won't take any action as it just opened its investigation into the matter. The 31-year-old is clear to play until the league indicates otherwise and should make his season debut Sunday for New England.
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