Will Antonio Brown Play Next Year? Star Wideout Hopes to 'Get Things Back on the Right Page' With the NFL

Antonio Brown remains determined to return to the NFL next season—and he's keeping his options open.

On Monday, the wide receiver told TMZ Sports he plans to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next week in an attempt to get his career back on track.

"I'm excited and looking forward to seeing them guys," the former Pittsburgh Steelers star said.

"I'm gonna be out there ready to get things back on the right page."

Last week, speaking on Context's Load Management podcast, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection suggested he had spoken to Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden about rejoining the franchise.

He also added he wanted to play with Tom Brady next season.

Brown played just one game with the New England Patriots and he's hoping to reunite with the six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, should the latter leave New England as a free agent next month.

The Raiders are among the teams who have been touted as potential suitors for Brady and Brown would obviously relish the chance of playing with the 42-year-old in Vegas.

"Wherever Tom goes, man, I think I want to play with Tom," he said.

The star wideout was traded to the Raiders last year but his spell in Oakland proved to be as short as it was disastrous.

Brown missed most of training camp with frostbite on his feet, incurred after not wearing the appropriate footwear in a cryotherapy chamber.

He subsequently threatened to quit football if the NFL didn't allow him to wear the same helmet he's used for the last 10 years, before filing two grievances against the league.

At the beginning of September, Brown was fined for conduct detrimental to the team and reacted by getting into a heated confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock.

A day later, the Raiders suspended the 31-year-old, before announcing he would play in the season opener against the Denver Broncos.

Brown, however, never made it that far as he dared the franchise to release him after being fined for a second time in three days.

Oakland eventually agreed and Brown signed for the Patriots on September 9 but his adventure in Foxborough lasted just two weeks.

The former Central Michigan alumnus was accused of sexual assault by his former personal trainer Britney Taylor and has since been accused of sexual misconduct by a different woman.

Brown had the police called on him after a domestic dispute with the mother of his children and last month he turned himself in just a day after police in Florida issued a warrant for his arrest.

The former Steelers wideout was charged with felony burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief after reportedly attacking a moving truck driver outside his home in Hollywood, Florida.

Following the latest incident, Brown has embarked on what could be described as an apology tour as he hopes to salvage a career that looks dangerously close to petering out for good.

Last week, he apologized to the Steelers and their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whom he had repeatedly criticized over the last 18 months.

Speaking on ESPN's First Take on Monday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin admitted the chances of Brown returning to Pittsburgh were slim, but he did not rule out the option altogether.

"I'll say this: once a Steeler, always a Steeler," he explained. "We had great success over the course of nine-plus years with Antonio. We're always going to be interested in his growth and development as a man and we'll be open to assisting him in that, but we have no current business interest at this time."

A sixth-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft, Brown ranks second in franchise history for receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns.

Pittsburgh reached the playoffs six times during Brown's nine-year spell with the team, winning four division titles and reaching the AFC Championship Game twice, with a solitary Super Bowl appearance.

Antonio Brown
NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown looks on courtside during the second half between the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Arena on October 23, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty