Aug 05, 2020
Packers are surprisingly the favorites to sign Antonio Brown
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Antonio Brown, New England Patriots. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Is Antonio Brown ready to take the Lambeau Leap with the Green Bay Packers?
Antonio Brown is looking to get back into the NFL, possibly with…the Green Bay Packers?
Yes, “Mr. Big Chest” is on the precipice of getting back into the league.The seven-time Pro Bowler had one of the most tumultuous seasons you’ll ever see last year. He was traded to the then-Oakland Raiders, burned his feet in a cryo chamber, had issues with his helmet and then was released before even playing a game with the Silver and Black. Hard Knocks captured everything.
Brown spent a grand total of one game with the 2019 New England Patriots before he was released by the team in early September. Now that Brown has been levied an eight-game suspension by the NFL for his off-the-field issues, teams will be lining up for his services. According to SportsBetting.ag, the Packers headline a list of nine teams trying to sign him.Here are the latest betting odds for where Antonio Brown will sign in 2020.
Admittedly, seeing the Packers come in at the best odds to land Brown at +200 is a bit strange. We get that the Packers need some more offensive firepower in the receiving corps beyond Aaron Rodgers’ No. 1 target Davante Adams, but the three other teams Green Bay edges out in the top are certainly raising some eyebrows.
Brown worked out with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson this summer. Seattle has serious Super Bowl aspirations but may need a little more offensive juice to get over the hump. The Seahawks find themselves at No. 2 for Brown’s services at +250. Perhaps having two quality receivers with Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf has Seattle knocked down a peg over Green Bay.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come in third for Brown’s services at +300. He is a Hollywood, Florida native. His former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is now leading the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay may already have Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but adding Brown to the mix would be fascinating. The question is if head coach Bruce Arians wants to go full-blown “no risk, no biscuit” here.RELATED PRODUCTPlayer Riding Series Aaron Rodgers BobbleheadBuy Now!Buy Now!
Coming in fourth is the Baltimore Ravens at +400. The Ravens are a Super Bowl contender in the AFC with an explosive playmaker at quarterback in reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson. Brown’s younger cousin Marquise “Hollywood” Brown plays for Baltimore. This could be a sneaky-good landing spot for him, as it would certainly make the arch-rival Pittsburgh Steelers furious.Next: One of these five NFL quarterbacks could win MVP soon
Overall, if Brown does play in the NFL this season, look for him to link up with one of those four teams. If we want to go outside of the top four, how about the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 5 at +750? Carson Wentz ran out of receivers by the end of the season last year. That’s probably not going to happen in 2020, but the Eagles are too good to be that ravaged by injuries again.
If Brown signs with the Packers, that would make Rodgers a happy man in the second half.
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Giants Sign 3x-Pro Bowl RB as Potential Saquon Barkley Replacement
Getty New Giants RB Alfred Morris.
The New York Giants cut ties with two Dallas Cowboys players on Tuesday. Yet, don’t worry Jason Garrett, two more former Cowboys are now set to walk through the door. Running back Alfred Morris and quarterback Clayton Thorson were each signed to the team’s practice squad on Tuesday.
Morris, 31-years-old, rose to fame during his days in Washington where he made three consecutive Pro Bowls and eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing in each of his first three NFL seasons. Morris eventually found his way to Dallas in 2016 as an offseason addition. Unfortunately for Morris, the Cowboys also drafted All-Pro Ezekiel Elliott that season, essentially marking the end to Morris’ run as a featured back in the NFL. All in all, the former FAU standout spent two seasons (2016, 2017) under the watchful eye of then-Dallas head coach, now-Giants offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett.
Since leaving Washington, Morris has tallied off 1,222 rushing yards, appearing in games with the Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and most recently, the Arizona Cardinals. While Morris has initially been brought aboard as a practice squad player, don’t be surprised to see the Giants call him up to their 53-man roster sooner rather than later.
While Morris may be up there in age, he doesn’t possess the same wear and tear of a typical 31-year-old running back. Morris has carried the ball just 296 times over the past four years, which is less than his rookie season output alone.
More importantly, can the Giants actually get any worse in the run game?
Even when all-world running back Saquon Barkley was healthy this season, New York failed to produce yardage on the ground. Barkley averaged just 1.8 yards per rush on his 19 carries before landing on injured reserve with a torn ACL. To counteract the loss of Barkley the best they could, New York signed former All-Pro Devonta Freeman to a contract ahead of Week 3.
With limited practice time under Freeman’s belt, the Giants opted to split the carries three-ways against the San Francisco 49ers. In return, Freeman, Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman totaled just 17 rushing yards on 10 attempts. On the season, the G-Men have averaged a mere 56.7 yards per game, dead last in the NFL.
Simply put, if Morris has any juice left in the tank we should expect to see him taking handoffs from Daniel Jones in the near future.Follow Heavy on Giants for all the latest stories, rumors and viral content! For More Giants Content Follow @VinnySomma on Twitter. READ NEXT
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