Antonio Brown returning to Buccaneers on one-year deal

Antonio Brown returning to Buccaneers on one-year deal

04/28/2021

The Buccaneers have locked up the last piece from their 2020 Super Bowl championship team.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown agreed to return to Tampa Bay on a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the deal is worth up to $6.25 million with $3.1 million fully guaranteed.

Brown — a favorite of Tom Brady — revived his career to an extent with the Bucs in 2020, signing with the team halfway through the season after sitting out for more than a year in the wake of legal troubles and an eight-game suspension. He caught 45 passes in eight games in Tampa, scoring four times, and also caught a touchdown in the Super Bowl triumph over the Chiefs.

Brown recently settled a civil suit for sexual assault, and is on felony probation for attacking a truck driver. However, he stayed out of additional trouble while a member of the Bucs, so they were comfortable giving him another chance.

Every single offensive and defensive player who started in the Super Bowl will now return in 2021, an astounding feat especially during an offseason where the COVID-19 pandemic squeezed the salary cap and created limitations for most teams.

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