By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Patriots may be an offensively limited squad, but they are not desperate enough to go back to Antonio Brown, as there will not be a reunion between the team and the 31-year-old free agent wideout, according to multiple reports.
As crazy as it seemed, talk of a potential reunion between Brown and the Patriots picked up slight steam following Brown's public apology to Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Instagram, with one report suggesting that the Patriots had "kicked tires" on bringing Brown back to Foxborough pending his status with the National Football League.
But that outside noise and hot air did nothing to sway the team's stance on bringing the talented-but-troubled wideout back, as the Patriots' non-interest was first reported by NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran, and backed up by a similar report from The Athletic's Jeff Howe.
Brown's first (and likely only) Patriots tenure lasted all of 11 days, as the 5-foot-10 wideout caught four balls for 56 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 2 win over the Dolphins before an avalanche of off-field drama forced the Pats to cut ties with Brown on Sept. 20.
With Brown likely still in the rearview mirror, the Patriots will try to win a championship with a wide receiver group featuring Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Mohamed Sanu (though an ankle injury will sideline him for a couple of weeks), 2019 first-round pick N'Keal Harry, and undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers.