Licht Updates Bucs’ Interest In Brown | Pewter Report


Information broke on Wednesday of a settlement within the sexual assault civil case involving former Bucs broad receiver Antonio Brown. Now a free agent after signing a one-year deal final November with Tampa Bay, there have been some discussions about re-signing Brown for the 2021 season.

Buccaneers basic supervisor Jason Licht addressed the group’s curiosity in Brown throughout a Zoom convention name with reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

“We’ve had discussions all through the offseason,” Licht mentioned. “As you may inform we’ve put an emphasis on bringing again our gamers from final yr that contributed to our success. He can be no completely different. We’ll proceed to have talks and see the place it goes.”

Licht mentioned that Wednesday’s settlement information has little bearing on whether or not or not Brown rejoins the Buccaneers.

Bucs WRs Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin – Photograph by: Cliff Welch/PR

“It’s all the time good when there may be some decision, however we signed him final yr with the civil case looming,” Licht mentioned. “All I can go off of is what we noticed of Antonio on our group this yr. Clearly he’s a very good participant and he was a fantastic teammate. To have this resolved it definitely helps, however that wasn’t essentially the deciding issue of whether or not or not we’re going to proceed to speak.”

There have been some experiences of Seattle and maybe different groups additionally being within the combine for Brown’s providers this offseason.

Brown caught 45 passes for 483 yards (10.7 avg.) and 4 touchdowns throughout the common season. He had eight receptions for 81 yards and two extra TDs within the postseason, together with a key rating in Tremendous Bowl LV.



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