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Lions Notes: Fans, writers say the Lions should consider going for Antonio Brown

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Is the star receiver worth the risk?

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As the saga of Antonio Brown continues, a few area writers -- and fans of course -- are wondering if the outspoken star wide receiver could have a place in the Motor City.

Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press writes that Brown’s $15 million price tag next year, followed by about $11 million the following year and $12 million after that, may just be worth what he could do for the Lions offense. He understands the risk of Brown’s effect on the locker room, but argues the Lions’ culture should be strong enough to withstand his strong personality. It’s hard to imagine, though, that Bob Quinn will trade for exactly the type of player he doesn’t want around, especially after saying they passed on Kareem Hunt because they wouldn’t be comfortable bringing him in.

There was a similar sentiment over at the Side Lion, where they explained that adding Brown could instantly transform the offense and compensate for trading Golden Tate. Payne Schanski implores fans to imagine Quinn flipping a good receiver about to leave the Lions in free agency for a a four time All-pro player around the same age.

Other people on the Twittersphere are much more averse to the idea. Wherever he may land, one thing is for sure: AB does NOT want your drama.


You heard him.

Seriously. He does not want bad energy, no fuss, no nothing. So just back off.

The PODcast talked about Brown’s price tag, click here to check that out.

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