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Canucks invite NFL receiver Brown to training camp after Raiders cut him

Post picture of him in Vancouver jersey to Twitter before he signs with Patriots

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Antonio Brown didn't just have football teams interested in his services Saturday.

The Vancouver Canucks reached out to the NFL wide receiver with an invite to training camp after he was released by the Oakland Raiders.

Tweet from @Canucks: #Canucks training camp starts Thursday - you in @AB84?! pic.twitter.com/fikML99GmK

Brown became a free agent after the Raiders cut him, and the Canucks posted a photo of Brown in their jersey, pasted on forward Bo Horvat's body, along with the invite, giving him a glimpse of life in blue and green.

Brown accepted, and Horvat lobbied for him to get a different number.

Tweet from @AB84: See you there 🤗🤗 https://t.co/FujlmP53Op

Tweet from @BoHorvat: We���ll have to talk about me giving up my number.. 🤔 https://t.co/kd72P5sZ23

The Canucks open training camp Thursday, but it appears Brown won't be available after all. He agreed to a one-year contract with the New England Patriots later Saturday, according to ESPN and NFL Network, and the Patriots announced his signing Momday.

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