After a report from FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer emerged Sunday morning that the New Orleans Saints aren’t interested in signing All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown, the mercurial wideout took to Twitter to show some support for the NFC South club.
— AB (@AB84) December 29, 2019
In a simple tweet from Brown’s Twitter account, he wrote “Who Dat,” which is the chant used by Saints fans to show support for the NFL team in New Orleans.
Antonio Brown has had a tumultuous past 12 months. In Week 17 of 2018, he did not play in a consequential game against the Cincinnati Bengals, which the Pittsburgh Steelers ended up winning anyway 16-13. They would have needed help from the Cleveland Browns to knock off the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North.
In the 2019 offseason, Brown demanded a trade, and the Steelers sent him to the Oakland Raiders on March 9. After spending the entire offseason workout program, training camp, and preseason with the Raiders, the organization released Brown after a series of off-field incidents, including recording phone conversations with coach Jon Gruden.
The New England Patriots signed Brown during Week 1, and he played for the club in Week 2 at the Miami Dolphins, catching four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. However, the Patriots cut Brown after more allegations surrounding intimidating text messages relating to a sexual assault allegation surfaced.
The Saints worked out Brown leading up to their Week 17 encounter with the Carolina Panthers.
Antonio Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, who accompanied his client on his visit to New Orleans and also met with Saints’ officials, said, “Antonio had a very good visit today and we will continue our discussions with the Saints."
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 27, 2019