While the Buccaneers are still interested in bringing back free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown, the question over at what the cost might be doesn’t seem to be getting resolved anytime soon.
The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson were reportedly interested in having Brown join the Seahawks early in free agency but no deal was reached at that time. Many assumed the interest may have died off but a new report on Sunday from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler says that isn’t the case.
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“I’m told they’re still building around Russell Wilson here. They’re still trying to find him capable pieces to try to bridge some of that frustration he had with building a contender. They got guard Gabe Jackson, they got tight end Gerald Everrett. Now I’m told they’re looking around for potential No. 3 receiver help behind D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who just signed a massive extension. One name to watch is Marquise Goodwin. The speedster, he’s got that world-class speed. He is now a free agent. I’m told they’ve at least put a feeler out in that area. They looked at Willie Snead and Sammy Watkins before they signed in free agency. So, they want to flesh out pass-catching options for Russell Wilson and look, we know Wilson loves Antonio Brown. He would like to have him on that team. They haven’t made any major moves there yet, but if this goes into the spring and summer and Brown is still unsigned with the Bucs, I could see Seattle swooping in there.”
Wilson and Brown worked out together last summer prior to the start of the season, and it is no secret Wilson is a fan of Brown’s talent, The Seahawks have two outstanding receivers in Metcalf and Lockett but not a lot of proven depth behind them.
Brown joined the Bucs at the mid-point of last season and finished the year with 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in the final eight regular season games. Brown added eight catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns during the playoffs including a score in the team’s 31-9 win over Kansas City in the Super Bowl.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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