The Seattle Seahawks have acknowledged the team has interest in Antonio Brown.

Brown will be suspended eight games once he's signed by a team. Russell Wilson hosted Brown for a workout in San Diego in July and he's advocated behind the scenes for the team to sign him.

"What I'd say to you is what we always say because it's what we always do and who we are," Pete Carroll said when asked about the Seahawks' rumored interest in Brown. "John is competing at every turn. There's never been a process, unless we just missed it, that we weren't involved with to understand what the chances were of helping our club. He's all over it. He understands what's going on right now, as much as you can. It's a very complex situation. We just need to see where it fits somewhere down the road. That's all I got for you."

Brown could be suspended for additional games following the conclusion of an ongoing NFL investigation into the allegation from Brown's former trainer that he sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions in 2017 and 2018.