Word is that Antonio Brown’s workout with the New Orleans Saints went as well as it could have. Brown “showed out” for the Saints.
One of the biggest news stories to break among the NFL before the playoffs are the fact that Antonio Brown might play football in the NFL again and this year is a real possibility in the playoffs with the New Orleans Saints.
The New Orleans Saints have history breaking wide receiver Michael Thomas, but after that, the wide receiver core of the Saints drops off. Ted Ginn is in the ending years of his career, and Tre’Quan Smith and Keith Kirkwood dealt with injuries all year.
Because of this fact and knowing that they needed wide receiver help, the Saints looked toward free agent Antonio Brown. They held him in for a workout last week among other free-agent wide receivers to see what they could make of his talent.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Bleacher Report reported that Antonio Brown caught “every single thing that was thrown to him.” The New Orleans Saints are all, but ready to sign the former Patriot, Raider, and Steeler wide receiver. There is only one thing standing in their way.
That one thing that is standing in their way is the NFL itself. More then likely, if Brown was to be signed by a team, he would immediately be put on the Commissioner’s Exemption List. This designation would keep Brown out of the playoffs until he would be taken off.
That would render him virtually useful to New Orleans.
The New Orleans Saints have made it pretty clear that they will not move on Antonio Brown until the NFL has announced that he is eligible to immediately play. Brown does them no good if he is not ready to play once signed.
He does no good on the bench.
Until then, Saints’ fans can continue to fantasize about the likelihood and possibility of the talent of Antonio Brown playing alongside history-making Michael Thomas. The combination of the two would simply bolster the Saints to the Super Bowl favorites.