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Report: Seahawks considered signing Antonio Brown before claiming Josh Gordon

Antonio Brown remains a free agent.

Antonio Brown of the New England Patriots warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks claimed wide receiver Josh Gordon off waivers from the New England Patriots, but he was not the only pass catcher they were looking at to boost Russell Wilson’s arsenal. The team was in the process of doing due diligence on Antonio Brown, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Russell Wilson was apparently pushing for the Seahawks to sign Brown. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have been Seattle’s top options, but the team has struggled to get much going on a consistent basis for Wilson. It’s no surprise the star quarterback would push for more options as the team looks primed to secure at least a wild card berth this season.

Schefter is reporting Drew Rosenhaus said “a few teams” are “very interested” in signing Brown once he gets through his NFL investigation. Brown has been accused of multiple instances of sexual assault, and has yet to sit down with the league for an interview. The league is determining if they will suspend Brown.

For the time being, he remains a free agent with no end in sight for a potential discipline decision.