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Drew Rosenhaus: ‘I fully expect’ Antonio Brown to play again this season

Antonio Brown has yet to catch on with another NFL team after the New England Patriots unceremoniously cut him loose on Sept. 20 after a brief 11-day stint.

Despite the myriad red flags, there are teams that reportedly remain interested in the talented-but-mercurial wide receiver. Perhaps that is why Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, expressed total confidence Tuesday that his client will play again in the NFL this season.

Rosenhaus made his comments on Brown’s future during an appearance Tuesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley.”

“I do expect Antonio to play again this season,” Rosenhaus said. “Hopefully we will get the NFL investigation behind him in the near future and he can sign with a new team.”

The Patriots released Brown on Sept. 20 after evidence surfaced that Brown had sent harassing and threatening texts to a reported victim of sexual misconduct. Those allegations followed a lawsuit previously filed against Brown by a different reported victim accusing him of sexual assault.

The NFL Players Association has officially filed grievances on behalf of Brown against the Patriots and Raiders. Brown is seeking to recoup approximately $40 million in unpaid salary, fines and voided guarantees through the grievance.

Rosenhaus has unsurprisingly remained in Brown’s corner as the wide receiver continues his stay in NFL purgatory, and he reiterated Tuesday that interested teams are simply waiting for the league’s current investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Brown to run its course.

“I’ve said there is interest in him from teams that are looking for the investigation to conclude and I fully expect Antonio to be playing this season,” Rosenhaus said.

Brown, meanwhile, strayed from his patented off-the-wall social media antics in recent weeks by sharing a video online Sunday that shows him being much more reflective and philosophical about his NFL career.

Whether Rosenhaus is indeed correct that Brown will be back in the NFL this season remains to be seen. It goes without saying, however, that it can only help Brown’s cause to have someone with the influence and sway of said superagent working on his behalf.