After only 11 days with the team the New England Patriots have released star wide receiver Antonio Brown. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news. The team released a statement, which Rapoport tweeted out.
A statement from the #Patriots: “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2019
Brown had his problems which caused an exit in both Pittsburgh and Oakland since last season. Since joining the Patriots, sexual assault allegations have come out about the wide receiver. The NFL has been reviewing the matter, but has not made a ruling on it yet.
His stint with the Patriots was short-lived, but he did play in one game for the team, against the Miami Dolphins. He had four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown.
In his 10-year career, he has made the Pro Bowl seven times. He has been one of the NFL’s best receivers with 841 receptions for 11,263 yards and 75 touchdowns.
Brown is now an unrestricted free agent who will be free to sign with any team if there is any interest in him.