Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

Amid reports that the Seattle Seahawks did a deep dive on Antonio Brown, the free agent wide receiver has seemingly announced his retirement…again. 

The former All-Pro wide receiver shared a series of tweets on Monday saying he’s done with football.

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It's the third time since last September that Brown has announced his retirement. NFL Twitter wasted no time shading Brown’s announcement. Many skeptics found it hard to believe he has hung up his football cleats permanently, while several Seahawks fans were left wondering what could have been. 

  

This tweet didn’t age well, either. 

If Brown, 32, is actually done with football, he’ll finish a seven-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro over his 10-year career with the Steelers, Raiders and Patriots. Brown had six-straight seasons with over 100 receptions and 1,200 yards with the Steelers from 2013-18, but forced a trade following a contract dispute. 

Brown was then sent to the Raiders in exchange for third and sixth round picks in 2019, but never played a single game in Oakland. He signed with the Patriots, where he played just one game and caught a single touchdown, upon his release due to rape and sexual assault allegations. 

 

He was a player on the Seahawks’ radar, recently working out with Seattle star quarterback Russell Wilson, but now it appears his NFL career is over. 

Whether Brown is actually retiring from football this time remains unknown. You can bet Seahawks general manager John Schneider will keep his phone on loud, you know, just in case Brown changes his mind. 

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