Buccaneers Did Not Officially Waive Antonio Brown Monday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not officially place WR Antonio Brown on waivers Monday.

Antonio BrownAdam Schefter reports that there are ongoing discussions with the NFL about how to best move forward regarding this situation. 

The Buccaneers could suspend Brown for conduct detrimental to the team before officially waiving him. 

Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians told reporters after Sunday’s win over the Jets that Brown is no longer a member of the team.

“He is no longer a Buc. That’s the story,” Arians said. 

Arians was then asked what led to the decision to ultimately cut Brown.

“I’m not talking about him. He’s no longer part of the Bucs,” Arians said, per Jenna Laine

Brown removed his uniform and shirt and ran into the tunnel during a game against the Jets, pointing to the fans as he exited.

Brown was reportedly very upset on the sideline and Mike Evans and O.J. Howard attempted to calm him down. However, Brown refused and ultimately exited the game.

Brown, 33, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract when the Steelers traded him to the Raiders back in March. 

The Raiders later signed Brown to a new contract worth $50.125 million and includes $30.125 million guaranteed. However, Oakland made the decision to release Brown before the start of the season and he later signed a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Patriots.

Brown lasted just 11 days in New England. The Buccaneers signed him to a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million last year and re-signed him to another one-year extension this offseason. 

In 2021, Brown has appeared in seven games and recorded 42 receptions for 545 yards (13.3 YPC) and four touchdowns. 

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