When the New England Patriots take the field this weekend, they will reportedly do so with Antonio Brown.
According to multiple reports, Brown will suit up for the Patriots during their game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. Dan Patrick revealed Brown won’t be placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List.
During his media availability on Friday morning, head coach Bill Belichick was asked if Brown will play this weekend.
He gave a very Bill Belichick response.
“I’m not going to hand out a copy of the game plan here. We’ll do what’s best for the team,” Belichick said via Tom Pelissero.
Bill Belichick unsurprisingly not revealing if Antonio Brown will make his #Patriots debut Sunday at Miami: “I’m not going to hand out a copy of the game plan here. We’ll do what’s best for the team.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 13, 2019
New England doesn’t need to play Brown this weekend to win the game. After watching the Baltimore Ravens dismantle the Dolphins last weekend, the Patriots should be just fine with Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon catching passes from Tom Brady.
However, Belichick most likely wants to integrate Brown into the offense as soon as possible.
Brady and company dropped 33 points on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a blowout win – without Brown. Now they face a Dolphins team that gave up 59 to the Ravens.
New England enters the contest as an 18.5-point favorite. The Patriots and Dolphins kick off on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. ET.