Potential Landing Spots for Antonio Brown Following Release From Raiders

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Antonio Brown saga with the Oakland Raiders has mercifully come to an end. After one of the most tumultuous offseasons in recent memory, in which Brown got frostbite, threatened to retire over helmet regulations, got in a shouting match with the team's GM and topped it all off by essentially wiretapping his head coach, Oakland has released the mercurial wideout.

Even though Brown comes with a ton of baggage, his talent is such that it's likely he finds a new home soon. With that in mind, here are three of the potential landing spots for Brown in free agency.

Who Will Sign Antonio Brown?

1. Carolina Panthers

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers makes a pass during the preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The Carolina Panthers are a quietly a trendy Super Bowl pick, but bolstering their WR corps could take them over the top. Adding AB to a group that features up and comers like D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel could make Carolina very tough to stop. Yes, signing AB is a risky move, but pairing him with Cam Newton could prove too tantalizing for Carolina to resist.

2. Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - AUGUST 15: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws the ball in the first half of a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens have made a concerted effort to surround second-year QB Lamar Jackson with talent. The team signed Mark Ingram, and drafted Miles Boykin and AB's cousin, Marquise "Hollywood" Brown. If the Ravens want to go all in, signing Brown would instantly revamp their skill-position group and give them one of the most dangerous WR rooms in the NFL.

3. New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on from the bench during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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You had to know this was coming. Any time there's a talented veteran released due to some off-field issues, it seems every analyst predicts the New England Patriots will swoop him up with a cheap contract. And this could actually make a lot of sense for New England. The Patriots are really reliant on Josh Gordon, who hasn't played a full 16-game season since his rookie year. Signing Brown would give the Patriots a real contingency plan in case Gordon or Julian Edelman misses time this season.

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