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Buccaneers’ plan for Antonio Brown after suspension

Buccaneers, Antonio Brown, Bruce Arians

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians gave some insight into his team’s plan for wide receiver Antonio Brown. The league recently suspended Brown for three games following his violations of the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols. Arians gave his comments on what the future now holds for Brown.

Brown isn’t the only Buccaneers player to misrepresent his vaccination status. Teammate Mike Edwards also received a penalty for doing the same thing. When asked whether Brown and Edwards would remain on the team, Arians said, “We’ll address their future at that time.”

In other words, their plan is to make the decision at a more appropriate time. Various sources have given different insights. Via NFL.com, one source said the Buccaneers have not made a decision on whether Brown will return to the team after his suspension. However, another source said it is possible that the team keeps Brown and Edwards—with the insinuation being that it’s possible they do not.

Arians is annoyed with the issue that Brown and Edwards have created, especially given the team’s efforts to abide by the league’s protocols. Further investigations are now being made into other teams to find out if other players have also misrepresented their vaccination status. Brown accepted his suspension without appealing, and he and Edwards have now received proper vaccinations. Browns, currently out with an ankle injury, was on course to miss two games either way.

Bruce Arians and his Buccaneers side are currently first in the NFC South with an 8-3 record. They face the Atlanta Falcons next in what is to be the first game of Antonio Brown’s three game suspension.