After hearing all week how the Seattle Seahawks and the Baltimore Ravens were battling for Antonio Brown’s talents, it looks like a dark horse contender has won him over. Friday evening ESPN’s Adam Scheter tweeted out that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have quietly been working out a deal for the former All-Pro wide receiver.
Antonio Brown will be eligible to return after Week 8 due to an eight game suspension handed down by the NFL earlier this year. He arrived in Tampa Bay Friday night to go through phase 1 of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. If everything goes as planned, Brown could be active as soon as Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints.
With the Buccaneers battling injuries at the receiver position as of late, this just gives them even more depth at the position. As mentioned earlier Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks were pushing very hard to secure the future Hall of Fame wide receiver.
Earlier in the year Bruce Arians was quoted saying Antonio Brown was “too much of a diva” to sign, and wasn’t a good fit in Tampa Bay. Oh how things change in such a short amount of time in the NFL.