Free-agent receiver Antonio Brown is in New Orleans Friday for a workout with the Saints.
Brown, who has not played since being released by the Patriots after Week 2, posted a photo on his Instagram story of a free agent injury waiver, followed by a photo from inside the New Orleans locker room.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed that Brown is in New Orleans for a workout and described the Saints as "doing their due diligence." Schefter reports the team did not bring in Brown for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Saints coach Sean Payton said Brown worked out in a group of six receivers and the team has not signed anyone at this time. Former Redskins WR Maurice Harris was reportedly among the group.
"We worked them out. Gave them physicals," Payton said. "Mainly doing our due diligence on all of those players."
Payton added that the team would need to get clarity from the NFL on whether Brown would be eligible to play in the postseason if they signed him.
Brown was released by the Patriots after a pair of sexual misconduct allegations. The receiver’s former trainer filed a lawsuit on Sept. 10 accusing him of raping her and a second woman, hired by Brown to create artwork for his Pittsburgh home, accused Brown of sexually inappropriate behavior in a Sept. 16 Sports Illustrated article. He later threatened the second accuser after her allegations were made public, at which point he was released by New England.
The allegations against Brown are the subject of an NFL investigation. The league has said it would likely place Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list if he signs with a team this season.