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Sport Report: Buccaneers still not interested in signing Antonio Brown

23:35  30 june  2020
23:35  30 june  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Report: Bucs not interested in Brown

  Report: Bucs not interested in Brown The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have no interest in signing Antonio Brown despite recent speculation the free-agent wide receiver could potentially reunite with Tom Brady, sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said in March that Brown "wasn't a fit" in Tampa Bay's locker room. However, Michael Lombardi of The Athletic reported Tuesday that there's been "chipping going on" in league circles about Brown landing in Tampa Bay. He added, though, that a deal is far from certain to happen.Tampa Bay's wide receiver group already features the Pro Bowl duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

Antonio Brown would surely welcome the opportunity to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, but it does not sound like the team is interested in signing him.

a man wearing a hat: Conflicting reports continue to surface regarding the Bucs' purported interest in Antonio Brown. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Conflicting reports continue to surface regarding the Bucs' purported interest in Antonio Brown.

Former longtime NFL executive Michael Lombardi hinted on Tuesday that he believes the Bucs could still sign Brown. Lombardi said “they’re chipping away” to get Tampa to add the seven-time Pro Bowler, which may have been a reference to Tom Brady trying to convince Bucs head coach Bruce Arians and Tampa’s brass. However, ESPN’s Dianni Russini reports that the Buccaneers are still not entertaining the idea of signing Brown.

Antonio Brown interested in Seahawks deal?

  Antonio Brown interested in Seahawks deal? Other than the three teams that employed Brown last year, the Saints were the other known suitor. They worked Brown out late last season, but even that produced controversy. Tom Brady‘s interest in having Brown play with him in Tampa Bay is well-known, but the Buccaneers are not believed to be interested. Brown has been quieter on social media in recent months, and it is starting to look like he will be given a chance to return to the league at some point this season.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports.

Brown and Arians worked together when Arians was the offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arians referred to A.B. as a “diva” last year and said Brown is no longer the same person the Steelers drafted, and Brown blasted Arians in response. That’s one of many reasons there have been reports that there is no way Tampa Bay will sign Brown. Brown, of course, has made it clear that he would love to sign with the Bucs.

Do the Buccaneers need Brown? Probably not. They already have arguably the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and they also lured Rob Gronkowski out of retirement. Between Brown’s extensive off-field issues and his rocky relationship with Arians, he probably isn’t worth the potential headache.

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