Antonio Brown Seeks Patriots Return: 'They Still Gotta Pay Me'

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Antonio Brown noted his wish to return to the NFL on Wednesday and told his Instagram followers to "tell [the Patriots] to call me."

"The best receiver right now is at home in Miami," Brown said. "If you guys follow the Patriots, tell them to call me. They still gotta pay me, so might as well let me earn it."

Brown was released by the Patriots on Sept. 20 after the NFL launched an investigation into his alleged harassment and intimidation of a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct.

The four-time All-Pro was additionally accused on Sept. 10 of raping his former trainer Britney Taylor in May 2018. Taylor, Brown's former trainer, alleges the wide receiver sexually harassed her on three occasioned, including the alleged rape last year.

New England signed Brown on Sept. 7, the same day in which he was released by the Raiders. Brown's brief time in Oakland was marred by controversy, including a foot injury suffered in a cryotherapy chamber and a weeks-long helmet dispute with the NFL

Brown posted six consecutive 1,200-yard seasons from 2013-18. His 75 receiving touchdowns are the second-most since entering the league in 2010.