Antonio Brown Oakland Raiders
Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Will the rich get richer? After the Oakland Raiders released Antonio Brown on Saturday, reports surfaced that the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots may be among the leading contenders to add the disgruntled superstar wide receiver.

ProFootballTalk cited on Twitter that a text from an NFL coach said he bets Patriots head coach Bill Belichick would take a low-risk flyer on Brown.

The Patriots worked out wide receivers on Friday, which included Deontay Burnett, Amara Darboh, Anthony Johnson, and Spencer Schnell. Demaryius Thomas is currently nursing a hamstring injury. The Patriots drafted N'Keal Harry in the first round but he was recently placed on injured reserve. Also on the Patriots' roster is troubled star Josh Gordon.

Brown, 31, does not have to clear through waivers and is an unrestricted free agent.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport quoted Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus that, "Now that Antonio is a free agent, we are focused on the future and I will immediately work on signing him to a new team. Antonio is looking forward to a new beginning."

Should Brown head to New England he would follow in the path of former star receiver Randy Moss, who left the Raiders to join the Patriots. However, Moss at least spent two seasons in Oakland. Brown is leaving the Raiders before Monday's season opener, having never appeared for the team in a regular-season game.

In 15 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018, Brown caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards. He led all receivers with 15 touchdown receptions.