Antonio Brown 'signs one-year deal to join Tom Brady at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' after he was released from the Patriots following sex assault claims

 Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown reached a one-year agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN reported Friday.

Brown reportedly had been in discussions with the Seattle Seahawks, too. According to the Houston Chronicle, Brown is scheduled to visit the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Brown is suspended through Week 8, after which he could join a team to bolster its receiving corps. The Buccaneers have several options at the position, including Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but have been dogged by injuries this season.

If the deal is finalized and Brown clears the NFL's coronavirus protocols, he could be on the field for Tampa Bay in Week 9, a Sunday night home game against the New Orleans Saints on November 8.

Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown reached a one-year agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown reached a one-year agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady and Brown were briefly teammates last season in New England. The Patriots kept Brown for just one game after his short tenure with the then-Oakland Raiders.

Brown, 32, has been a free agent since September 2019, when the Patriots released him after one game following allegations of sexual assault and sending intimidating text messages to an accuser. Those allegations led to an NFL investigation.


In June 2020, Brown was sentenced to two years' probation, ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation and enroll in a 13-week anger management course by a Florida court after pleading no contest to an assault charge unrelated to the allegations of sexual assault.

He was arrested in January at his home in Hollywood, Florida, after allegedly assaulting a truck driver moving household items.

As part of the discipline, the league directed Brown to continue his counseling and treatment program.

Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, had 104 catches for 1,297 yards and a league-best 15 touchdown receptions for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018, his last full season. He has 841 career receptions for 11,263 yards and 75 TDs over nine full seasons and part of another.

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady and Brown were briefly teammates last season in New England

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady and Brown were briefly teammates last season in New England

The Patriots kept Brown for just one game after his short tenure with the then-Oakland Raiders. Brown, 32, has been a free agent since September 2019, when the Patriots released him after one game following allegations of sexual assault and sending intimidating text messages to an accuser

The Patriots kept Brown for just one game after his short tenure with the then-Oakland Raiders. Brown, 32, has been a free agent since September 2019, when the Patriots released him after one game following allegations of sexual assault and sending intimidating text messages to an accuser

Antonio Brown 'signs one-year deal to join Tom Brady at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' after he was released from the Patriots following sex assault claims Antonio Brown 'signs one-year deal to join Tom Brady at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' after he was released from the Patriots following sex assault claims Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 10:00 Rating: 5

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