Antonio Brown Awaits Physical Exam To Sign Contract In Tampa Bay

Antonio Brown led the Bucs in directed passes throughout the final four games of the regular season.

TAMPA – Antonio Brown agreed to a one-season contract to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, but the veteran wide receiver has yet to officially sign the extension because he needs to pass a physical after knee surgery, the former said recently. head coach Bruce Arians at

Brown underwent successful knee surgery on Tuesday.


Antonio Brown needs to pass a physical before officially signing his extension in Tampa Bay. Getty Images

“It is simply a matter of [examen] physical, “Arians said.” We want AB back. You have been a model citizen the entire time you have been here. We wanted him back, and he’s never had surgery in his life, so it’s just a matter of getting the physical. So yeah, we’ve wanted it back all along. “

Bucs general manager Jason Licht told he believes Brown will sign his contract Monday. The deal is for up to $ 6.25 million and has a guaranteed value of $ 3.1 million, including a $ 2 million signing bonus, all contingent on Brown passing the physical.

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Brown led the Bucs in directed passes throughout the final four games of the regular season and had a 36-yard touchdown catch in Tampa Bay’s Wild Card Round win over Washington Football Team. He suffered a knee injury next week against the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Playoff Round, forcing him to miss the NFC Championship Game.

But, Brown returned to play in Super Bowl LV, where he caught five passes for 22 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.

Last week, a lawsuit was filed against Brown for his role in an altercation with a moving driver in January 2020. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff, Anton Tumanov, suffered severe bodily injuries and mental anguish at the incident.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht said he believes Antonio Brown will sign his deal next Monday. Getty Images

Brown did not litigate the robbery with assault charge with two lesser charges related to the incident, and served an eight-game suspension in 2020 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy for that incident and an allegation of sexual harassment of an artist. who worked at home in 2017.

Last month, Brown settled a civil lawsuit with his former personal trainer, who accused him of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.