In between non-updates in the never-ending Jadeveon Clowney saga this summer was reported interest between the Seahawks and troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown. Talk of a connection between Seattle and Brown came from a number of reporters, and was furthered by Russell Wilson—who worked out with Brown during the offseason.
An eight game suspension Brown received, as well as the Seahawks’ re-signing Josh Gordon, appeared to put an end to any potential match between the player and team. However, with Brown’s suspension nearing an end, there is still potential interest. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Seattle is in a position to sign Brown when his suspension ends.
With Antonio Brown’s suspension eligible to end after week 8, the Seattle Seahawks are now positioned to make a push to sign him, though they’re not alone, league sources tell ESPN. Other teams also are interested. pic.twitter.com/ykn1NJ6LUm— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2020
Schefter added the Seahawks are not alone in their apparent interest in Brown and that the team has not yet begun contract talks with the receiver, meaning the two are “not a lock.”
Shortly after Schefter’s report, Pete Carroll met with reporters for his scheduled media session. When asked about the team’s interest in Brown, Carroll confirmed as much while adding they will “see what happens.”
Carroll says Seahawks will be interested in Antonio Brown and says "we are tuned into that one'' but "we'll see what happens as it goes forward.'' Indicates nothing has happened yet.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 21, 2020
Carroll also added any interest in Brown is unrelated to Josh Gordon’s status, which remains up in the air.
Carroll repeats to another Brown question "we're in on everything.'' Carroll says not connected to Josh Gordon's situation, indicates team still doesn't know what's going on there.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 21, 2020
Whether Seattle is interested in Brown or not, it’s unlikely any more information regarding his next team arises before his suspension ends after Week 8.