NFL rumors linking Antonio Brown to NFC West spells trouble for LA Rams

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NFL rumors linking Antonio Brown to NFC West spells trouble for LA Rams. No player has near the extreme reward or risk of AB in free agency

The LA Rams currently boast the best receivers in the NFC West hands down, and perhaps even the best in the NFL this season. But that could all change with one free agent signing. We’re talking about the coveted-yet-dreaded indomitable talents of wide receiver Antonio Brown.  Antonio Brown continues to be one of the most feared receivers among NFL defenses, despite not playing but one game for the New England Patriots in 2019.

In that game, he was targeted eight times for four receptions, 56 yards, and one touchdown.  Of course, that was 2019, his tenth season of playing in the NFL.  Over the course of his NFL career, he played nine seasons and 102 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That one game in 2019 for the New England Patriots is significant for reasons other than his box stats.

2019 was a forgettable season for Brown

The story for Brown’s career in 2019 was the fact that such a gifted receiver spent the majority of the season off an NFL roster despite being healthy and able to play. That scenario happened because Brown was unable to fit the culture or behavior requirements for NFL teams in 2019.

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Of course, Brown began the season as a member of the Las Vegas Raiders. But conflicts between Brown and GM Mike Mayock resulted in the team parting ways with the receiver before he played a single game for the team. He was signed conditionally by the New England Patriots before new allegations surfaced and the team cut Brown after just 11 days with the team.  And that finished off his 2019 NFL season.