Sport Report: Buccaneers still not interested in signing Antonio 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.
Former longtime NFL executive Michael Lombardi hinted on Tuesday that he. 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.
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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.
Tampa Bay is not interested in Antonio Brown per sources
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN)
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. That’s one of many reasons there have been . Brown, of course, has made it clear that he .
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’sand his rocky relationship with Arians, he probably isn’t worth the potential headache.
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