Antonio Brown may not have an NFL team, and he may not find one anytime soon, but that hasn't stopped him from staying close to the game since his release from the New England Patriots early in 2019 as he continues to push toward a comeback. Almost two months after and cousin Marquise Brown for early-offseason workouts, the free agent wide receiver has taken the field to catch passes from Washington Redskins signal-caller Dwayne Haskins.
As NBC Sports Washington's Pete Hailey documented Wednesday, Brown recently shared on Instagram videos of him running deep routes for Haskins in Florida. Retired NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, a Miami native who lined up at cornerback to cover Brown in most of the videos, confirmed AB's presence with some posts of his own, revealing that Seattle Seahawks backup QB Geno Smith and new Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs were also among those working out with the duo.
There probably isn't much of a connection to make between Brown and Haskins, particularly because countless NFL players are currently training alongside non-teammates while the league holds off on in-person workouts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly enough, though, Geno Smith was recently cited as a close friend of Brown inregarding the Seahawks potentially having interest in signing Brown as a late-summer addition.
Considered one of the NFL's top WRs before his fall out of the league in 2019, the 31-year-old Brown Pittsburgh Steelers, the polarizing former Pro Bowler remains under investigation by the NFL for multiple off-field controversies.last December (in what he later deemed a "publicity stunt") but hasn't played since September. Once a heralded member of the