The New England Patriots have reportedly updated Antonio Brown’s contract, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
New England, which agreed to a one-year deal with Brown after he was released by Oakland, has reportedly added an option year to the deal.
The option year is reportedly for $20 million and it becomes guaranteed money if the option is used.
It was reportedly done for cap purposes this year.
“Patriots added an option year for Antonio Brown in 2020 at $20 million which becomes guaranteed if executed, per source. It was done to help for cap proration purposes this season,” he reports.
Patriots added an option year for Antonio Brown in 2020 at $20 million which becomes guaranteed if executed, per source. It was done to help for cap proration purposes this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2019
Brown had reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $15 million, including a $9 million signing bonus, on Saturday.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport has confirmed the news.
The #Patriots and WR Antonio Brown added an option year onto his contract for 2020 at $20M, source said, which is for cap purposes this year and helps for accounting.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2019
Brown was unable to play in Week 1 on Sunday night, which was unfortunate because the Patriots hosted the Steelers. New England blew out Pittsburgh anyway, though, 33-3.
The former Steelers wide receiver is expected to make his Patriots debut on Sunday against Miami.