Report: Former Steelers WR Antonio Brown Re-Signs with Tampa Bay
Former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is going back to the Super Bowl champs.
Brown agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that is worth $6.25 million, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The contract includes a $2 million signing bonus and has $3.1 million fully guaranteed.
Brown joined Tampa mid-season in 2020 after serving his eight-game NFL suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. In eight regular season games, he made four starts and caught 45 of 62 targets for 483 yards and four touchdowns.
In three postseason game, Brown hauled in eight of 12 targets for 81 yards and two scores, despite being hampered by an injury as the Bucs went on to win Super Bowl LV at home in Tampa.
Brown played just one game in 2019 with the New England Patriots before being released and suspended. He settled the lawsuit with a former trainer that alleged rape and sexual assault and prompted his suspension from the NFL earlier this month.
Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit with Trainer that Alleged Sexual Assault, Caused Suspension
Brown was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and spent nine seasons in Pittsburgh before demanding a trade following the end of the 2018 season. The Steelers traded Brown to the then-Oakland Raiders for two picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Oakland cut Brown before the start of the regular season after a number of off-the-field incidents.