Pete Carroll just confirmed the Seahawks Seahawks have SOME interest in signing Antonio Brown … but it ain’t exactly a done deal.
The Seahawks coach was just asked about a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter which says Seattle is “positioned to make a push to sign” the WR when he’s eligible to get back on the field after Week 8.
Carroll acknowledged AB is on their radar — but that’s about as much as he would say.
“We have endeavored to be in on everything that’s going on — and [Seahawks GM John Schneider] has done a marvelous job of always being tuned in to what’s happening … and this is no exception.”
“So, we’ll see what happens as we go forward, but we’re tuned in to what’s happening there.”
Of course, Brown has a troubling history both on and off the field — causing problems with the Steelers and the Raiders … and trashing the New England Patriots at the end of his run with the Patriots.
Off the field, Brown has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a moving truck driver and he’s been accused of raping a former personal trainer. He’s also publicly said horrible things about the mother of his children and trashed the police.
Don’t forget the furniture throwing allegations … and much, much more.
For his part, Brown says he’s sought help for his issues and promises he’s a changed man.
When Pete Carroll was asked if the team has started to look into Brown’s history … the Seahawks head coach said, “We’re nowhere there right now so let’s wait and see what happens.”
Carroll noted that with all players, the team always does their homework — “We will never think we can leave a stone unturned. That’s how we approach everything and we’ll continue to do that here.”
Look, AB can ball — we all know that. But, will a team roll the dice???
We’ll see …