Arians confirms Brown won't join Bucs: 'Not a fit in our locker room'

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians firmly shut the door on potentially signing Antonio Brown in an interview Thursday.

"Yeah, it's not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen, there's no room," Arians told Tiki and Tierney of CBS Sports. "It's not a fit here."

The head coach, who previously coached Brown with the Pittsburgh Steelers, even said he wouldn't want the wideout on the veteran's minimum.

"No. I just know him and it's not a fit in our locker room," said Arians.

It was reported last week that Tampa Bay was unlikely to sign Brown despite his connection to Tom Brady.

Teams that chased the star quarterback reportedly believed he wanted a reunion with the receiver, who played one game for the New England Patriots last season before being released.

On Wednesday, Brown appeared to lobby for a spot with the Bucs. Asked on Instagram if he would sign with the NFC South team, the receiver responded, "expeditiously."

Tampa Bay has the Pro Bowl wideout duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin atop its depth chart.

Brown's playing status is still being reviewed by the NFL following separate allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

Arians confirms Brown won't join Bucs: 'Not a fit in our locker room'
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