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Antonio Brown not expected to play the rest of the 2019 season

There’s no reason to keep him around.

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown runs onto the practice field during New England Patriots practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Sep. 18, 2019. Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

UPDATE: Agent Drew Rosenhaus said he thinks Brown will be cleared after this week’s interview and sign somewhere shortly after. Real shocker there from Brown’s agent.

If you are still wondering whether to add Antonio Brown off the waiver wire, or you’ve got him on your roster in hopes he signs somewhere this season, you should probably ignore him or drop him. He is not expected to play again this season barring a dramatic turn of events, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

This is not exactly a shocking revelation, but Schefter offered some details on the processes that would prevent him from playing. Most notably, if a team signed Brown, he would likely go on the Commissioner’s Exempt list while the investigation into sexual assault allegations continued. That means a team would have to pay him while he sits out games. Given there is no indication how soon this investigation will end, teams are not likely to be willing to sign him until there is some indication of resolution in his investigation.

Schefter added that Brown has not provided all the evidence the league is requesting, which will further slow this process. All of that adds up to a guy who should be dumped in all fantasy football leagues and ignored on the waiver wire.