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Antonio Brown agrees to deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Despite interest from the Seattle Seahawks, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is not headed up to VMAC. Instead, he’s heading down to Florida.

ESPN reports that Brown has agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which is pretty rich given Bruce Arians shot that idea down earlier this year. I guess with injuries to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, combined with the fact that Brady probably has a bit of pull in that organization, there was a change of heart.

Assuming he clears COVID protocols and he actually signs the contract, Brown would make his debut on Sunday Night Football in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints. Tampa Bay seems to be in obvious “Super Bowl or bust” mode and this is just the latest big name they’ve added to their team, but he’s by a considerable distance the most troubled for reasons on and off the field.

I’ve been pretty quiet on this site about signing AB but let’s just say I’m relieved this story is (for now) over. Joe Fann outlined his reasons and I largely share his views. I recommend you give that a read.

Anyway, free Josh Gordon.