The New England Patriots released Antonio Brown on Friday, marking the second time he has been released in two weeks. The wide receiver was also cut by the Oakland Raiders just before the season began, although that was per his request.
Now that Brown is without a team once again, his NFL future is looking bleak, but his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has taken to Twitter to say that his client is ready to land with another club:
“It’s unfortunate things didn’t work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL,” wrote Rosenhaus. “He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon.”
Whether or not Brown actually gets another shot in the league remains to be seen.
Brown has had a whirlwind of a year, which began at the end of the 2018 campaign when he demanded a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers met his request, sending him to the Raiders for a couple of draft picks.
However, it did not take long for Brown to wear out his welcome in Oakland, and following a string of incidents that resulted in the Raiders voiding the $30 million Brown was due in guaranteed money, the wideout asked to be released.
He was then signed by the Patriots, but at the time of his signing, New England was not aware of the fact that Brown had been hit with rape allegations by his former trainer, Britney Taylor.
Brown played one game with the Pats, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.