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Embattled wide receiver Antonio Brown signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday, Oct. 24. 2020. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tried his best to recruit the controversial receiver to Seattle, but Tampa Bay scooped up the veteran receiver.
Bucs In Need of Reciever
Tom Brady and the Bucs have suffered key injuries to wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Some would say that Tom Brady could use a veteran reliable target. The one game he played with Brady as a Patriot makes the situation more familiar.
Antonio Brown’s Legal Issues
Brown was suspended for eight games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. This suspension started Week 1, and it did not matter if he signed with a team or not.
NFL league announced that this suspension could be extended depending upon the outcome of a civil suit against him in Florida.
Arians Explain Signing Brown
Tom Brady spoke with Bucs head coach Bruce Arians earlier this year about bringing him on the team, and Arians had given Brady an easy no.
He said that Brown did not fit in the Buccaneers locker room and needed to make better decisions.
In an interview Friday night with Fox’s Jay Glazer, Arians stated that his decision to sign Brown some seven months after telling Brady no earlier was because of injuries the Bucs have at the skill position.
Arians further states:
It is a cynical move in a cynical league
Written by Omari Jahi
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
Fox News: Antonio Brown suspended for 8 games for violating league’s personal conduct policy, Ryan Gaydos
Seahawks Wire: Seahawks off the hook as Antonio Brown agrees to deal with Buccaneers, Patrick Olde Loohuis
The Ringer: The Bucs Signing Antonio Brown Is Evidence of the NFL’s Cynical Logic, Kevin Clark
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