"He looks fantastic. I think we had really good conversations today, he and I," Arians said Wednesday, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN. "He was in the meetings and everything. And he's working with (Buccaneers conditioning coach) Anthony Piroli and the strength staff. He looks in great shape. Yeah, ready to go next week."
Brown appeared at the Buccaneers' facility for the first time Wednesday. He underwent six days of COVID-19 testing this past week after agreeing to a one-year deal with the team Friday.
The 32-year-old won't be making his debut with Tampa Bay on Monday against the New York Giants, as he's suspended until the end of Week 8. The Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints in Week 9.
Arians was also asked if he thinks Brown will follow the NFL's coronavirus protocols this season.
"He wants to play, and if you want to play, you've got to do it," he said, according to The Athletic's Greg Auman.
Arians, who indicated during the offseason that Brown wasn't a fit in his team's locker room, recently said the wideout has "matured."
Brown appeared in just one game and was cut twice last season, with the Raiders and New England Patriots jettisoning him due to off-field issues.
The seven-time Pro Bowler has racked up 841 receptions for 11,263 yards while scoring 75 touchdowns over 10 NFL seasons.