Mike TriplettESPN Personnel WriterShut
- Coated Saints for eight many years at New Orleans Occasions-Picayune
- Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers
- Iowa indigenous and College of Iowa graduate
METAIRIE, La. — Free agent Antonio Brown is acquiring a training with the New Orleans Saints on Friday morning as the crew does its thanks diligence on the embattled broad receiver, a source explained to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Brown posted a photo of his training waiver on social media Friday early morning, but it has considering the fact that been deleted.
Saints star receiver Michael Thomas has been minimal in observe this 7 days with a hand injury, but sources have recommended his ailment is not substantial and that Brown’s take a look at is not relevant to Thomas’ standing.
In addition to Brown, the Saints are working out a group of receivers on Friday that also contains Maurice Harris, previously of the Washington Redskins, a supply explained to Schefter.
Carolina Panthers, preferred an updated receiver checklist for the playoffs in circumstance any of the team’s gamers went down.
The Saints (twelve-3) are projected to be the No. three seed in the NFC. But they can grow to be the No. 1 seed if they gain, the Green Bay Packers (twelve-3) shed at Detroit, and the San Francisco 49ers (twelve-3) eliminate at Seattle.
The Saints have been slim on confirmed wide receiver depth for the past two years. Thomas just established the NFL history for catches in a period with a hundred forty five, but no other receiver on the crew has additional than 29 receptions. And the Saints just positioned No. four receiver Krishawn Hogan on wounded reserve this week.
Last 12 months they signed each Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall late in the period, however Bryant obtained wounded and Marshall was launched before long after.
The New England Patriots introduced Brown on Sept. 20, just eleven days soon after signing him. Two days later on, Brown termed out Patriots operator Robert Kraft and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, comparing their lawful difficulties to his personal.
Brown has performed in only one particular match this time — 7 days 2 towards the Miami Dolphins. He was released by the Oakland Raiders right before the period and by the Patriots just before Week 3, after it was built acknowledged that he sent text messages to the artist who experienced accused him of misconduct.
He has submitted 8 grievances in opposition to the Raiders and Patriots, a source informed ESPN’s Dan Graziano. Brown is trying to find $39.775 million in shed salary, bonuses and assured revenue.