Wide receiver Antonio Brown is returning to the Buccaneers on a one-year deal worth up to $6.25 million.
Wide receiver Antonio Brown is returning to the Buccaneers on a one-year deal worth up to $6.25 million, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Ed Wasielewski, Brown’s agent, told the NFL Network the deal is worth $3.1 million guaranteed.
Brown returned to football and signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers in 2020 after serving an eight-week suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Brown was accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault, including rape, and sexual misconduct. He also allegedly sent intimidating texts to one of his accusers.
He went on to catch 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns in his eight games with the team. Brown also scored two postseason touchdowns, including one in Tampa’s 31–9 Super Bowl win.
Brown has played a total of nine regular season games since 2018, when he appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and caught a career-high 15 touchdowns. Before signing with the Buccaneers, he had brief stints with the Raiders and Patriots.
Brown requested a trade from the Steelers and was dealt to the Raiders in 2018, but he never played a regular season game for coach Jon Gruden. He was released from the team after multiple incidents, including a verbal altercation with general manager Mike Mayock.
Brown, 32, was signed by the Patriots immediately after his release. He was cut after one game as a result of the multiple allegations against him, including the intimidating texts.
Brown is the latest player the Buccaneers agreed to terms with from their Super Bowl team. Tampa has agreed to terms with tight end Rob Gronkowski, pass rusher Shaq Barrett and linebacker Lavonte David, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and running back Leonard Fournette this offseason.
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