Report: Buccaneers finalize 1-year deal with Antonio Brown
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't done adding offensive weapons.
The two sides finalized a contract worth slightly over the league minimum Saturday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal reportedly contains various performance bonuses.
Brown still has to pass COVID-19 protocols, but he's expected to make his Bucs debut against the New Orleans Saints in Week 9.
The Buccaneers will be the fourth team of Brown's career.
The 2010 sixth-round pick spent his first nine NFL campaigns with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was traded to the Raiders, now of Las Vegas, in 2019 but failed to make it to the regular season with the team after demanding a release. The New England Patriots then signed Brown but cut him after just one game due to off-field issues.
The 32-year-old has caught 841 passes for 11,263 receiving yards and 75 touchdowns since entering the league. He's played in only one game since the end of the 2018 season, during which he caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady.
Brady made a strong push for Brown, according to Schefter.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who was the Steelers' offensive coordinator in 2010 and 2011, said in March that Brown wasn't "a fit in our locker room."
Gronkowski (80) and Brown (75) rank first and third, respectively, in receiving touchdowns since 2010.
The 4-2 Buccaneers currently lead the NFC South.
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