NFL Rumors: Russell Wilson Pushed For Seahawks To Sign WR Antonio Brown

If it were up to Russell Wilson, business would be boomin’ in Seattle.

The Seahawks quarterback pushed for his team to sign Antonio Brown before it ultimately elected to claim former New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon off waivers Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Brown has been out of the NFL since the Patriots released him in September.

From Schefter’s column:

“Before they claimed wide receiver Josh Gordon on waivers Friday, the Seattle Seahawks had been doing their due diligence on free-agent receiver Antonio Brown, league sources told ESPN.

“Even star quarterback Russell Wilson was pushing the Seahawks to sign Brown before they claimed Gordon, according to sources.”

A few teams are “very interested” in signing Brown, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Teams reportedly are waiting for the NFL to finish its investigation on allegations of sexual assault and misconduct levied against Brown.

The NFL reportedly hadn’t interviewed Brown as of Sunday.