In a live Instagram video on Wednesday, Brown said of the Patriots (h/t Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio): "They still gotta pay me, so might as well let me earn it."
Brown appears to be referencing the grievances he filed against the Patriots and Oakland Raiders. He's attempting to recoup approximately $40 million in unpaid salary, voided guarantees and fines, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport noted it will be a "major uphill battle" for Brown to get back the full amount, and his case isn't expected to be heard by an arbitrator until the spring.
Brown agreed to a one-year contract with the Patriots on Sept. 7, the same day the Raiders released him. The deal included a $9 million signing bonus and was worth up to $15 million.
Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero (h/t NFL.com's Grant Gordon), the deal included offset language that reduced the amount Brown could pursue if he filed a grievance over his voided guarantees.
The Patriots released Brown on Sept. 20 after multiple allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct, including a lawsuit filed by his former trainer, Britney Taylor, in which she said he sexually assaulted her three times in 2017 and 2018.