Antonio Brown Is Coming Back To Patriots
Antonio Brown is coming back to the New England Patriots, it appears.
Brown, 31, surprised the entire world when he randomly sent out an apologetic Instagram post to Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
After being cut by the Patriots in September over sexual assault allegations, Brown sent out a tweet lambasting Kraft’s infamous massage parlor incident earlier this year.
“Kraft got caught in the parlor AB speculations fired different strokes different folks clearly,” he said at the time.
A much different message was offered to Kraft this time around.
“Mr. Kraft I apologize sincerely to you and your organization! All I wanted to be was an asset to the organization; sorry for the bad media and the drama! Thank you sincerely, AB,” Brown wrote.
Why the change of heart?
Well, according to Pro Football Talk, Brown sees his playing status as being resolved in the near future.
“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown remains hopeful that a decision will come ‘very soon,’” Mike Florio reported.
“There’s a sense of optimism from Brown’s perspective that he will be cleared to return to the NFL before the 2019 regular season ends.”
Given the timing of this apology by Brown and the issues that the Patriots have been having offensively recently, it is easy to read between the lines.
If Brown gets the expected green light from the league to return this year, playing for New England makes all the sense in the world.
In his lone game with the Patriots this year, Brown recorded 4 catches for 54 yards and a score against the Miami Dolphins.
Between that and the positive relationship he seemed to have with Tom Brady, it would not be crazy to see Brown rejoin New England.
Will this reunion definitely happen? It is hard to say.
Are signs starting to point in that direction? Absolutely.