Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to a one-year contract to join Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Pittsburgh Steelers is suspended through Week 8 for his involvement in a January bust-up. He pleaded for it no contest to burglary and battery charges. The player received two-year probation. He still faces an investigation into accusations that he sexually assaulted his trainer Brittany Taylor.
Did Bucs sign Antonio Brown?
AB’s stocks in the NFL might have fallen drastically over the course of the year. But the talented wide receiver was still eyed by several NFL teams as his suspension comes to an end. The Buccaneers were closely linked to the player. According to ESPN, Antonio Brown to Bucs is almost a done deal. The wide receiver is also interested in heading to Tampa Bay as he fancies linking up with Brady again.
Antonio Brown and Tom Brady played one game together in September 2019. They took the field for the New England Patriots. Brown, was, however, released by the Patriots the same month. Obviously amid the aforementioned sexual assault allegations. As for Tom Brady, he left the Patriots to sign a two-year deal with the Bucs. Brady has already reunited with good friend Rob Gronkowski.
Antonio Brown could make his Buccaneers debut as the Bucs look to amp up their offense to boost their playoff chances. The Bucs are the first in NFC South with a 4-2 record. This past Sunday, they ended Green Bay Packers’ undefeated streak. They scored a dominant 38-10 win over their NFC rivals.
However, fans took the opportunity to mock AB. They claimed that the notorious wide receiver could be on his way out of the Buccaneers. Yes, before even the team makes the move official. Antonio Brown was released by Pittsburgh Steelers before being booted out by the Patriots – fans remained skeptical if AB has what it takes to last long with the Bucs.