Antonio Brown found out his punishment this afternoon when he was handed an 8 game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy. Brown is now free to sign with a team. Interested teams had to wait for Brown’s looming suspension to be handed down before signing him. Now that this is out of the way, Brown can move forward with his football career. Despite numerous threats of retirement, Brown very likely wants to play again.
It is highly unlikely that Brown would get a chance to return to New England after he called out Patriots owner Robert Kraft on his way out. Brown has been linked to a few teams including Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Washington.
Lamar Jackson has been open about campaigning for Brown in Baltimore. He’ll be available to play again in Week 9 or 10, depending on where/if he signs. Brown turned 32 earlier this month but remains one of the more talented wideouts in strictly football terms.
Antonio Brown's eight-game suspension takes effect Week 1, regardless of whether he's on a roster — and could be extended if further violations are found related to an ongoing civil suit in Florida, per source.
So AB is sidelined at least through Week 8, and potentially longer
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 31, 2020
Antonio Brown didn't even get suspended on his day off, he got suspended while being unemployed! pic.twitter.com/1M2zxh6B54
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) July 31, 2020