Bruce Arians explains why the Buccaneers have yet to officially re-sign Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown hasn’t officially signed again with the Buccaneers despite both sides acceptance of an agreement at the end of April.
However, the delay in signing a contract does not appear to be anything serious.
As detailed by Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians during a recent appearance on the tin report podcast, Brown is struggling with a knee injury that requires surgery. It’s not a major issue, but it’s a problem enough that he doesn’t pass a physical exam with the team just yet.
“He has to pass the physical,” Arians said. “I hope we get glasses on Tuesday, he’s getting his knee cleaned and it’s going to be okay. It’s just a question of physics.
So it seems likely that the Bucs will officially have Brown under contract in the near future. And the Arians confirmed that this was something he wanted to happen from the start.
“We wanted AB back,” Arians said. “He’s been a model citizen all the time he’s been here. We wanted him to come back and he’s never had an operation in his life. It’s just a matter of [getting a] physical done. I wanted him to come back all the time. “
Provided all goes well with Brown and he returns to the squad, the Buccaneers will see all of their starting lineup of their Super Bowl-winning team back in 2021. It’s an unheard-of level of continuity and one that should make the Arians team a threat once again.
And between Brown, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate, OJ Howard, Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones and Giovani Bernard, Tom Brady will have no shortage of weapons to aim for during his season at 44.