Embattled free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown is scheduled to meet with the NFL next Thursday, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter links). Brown is reportedly “eager” to sit down with the league, and there are still teams with interest in signing the veteran wideout, per Anderson. The league’s investigation into Brown is not expected to be completed any time soon, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The NFL and Brown had been at something of an impasse: clearly, no club was going to take a chance on adding Brown to its roster while investigations into rape/sexual assault allegations against him were still ongoing, but it was unclear if or when Brown would actually meet with the league. Any team that did sign Brown would have been taking the risk that he’d be placed on league-imposed leave as soon as the contract was signed.