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Bruce Arians Reportedly Has A Blunt Message For Antonio Brown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians before a game.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 16: Head coach Bruce Arians of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during warm-ups before a preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on August 16, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Shortly after news broke of Antonio Brown signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an old quote from Bruce Arians went viral on social media. The Bucs head coach had previously made it clear that he didn't want Brown on his team.

“Yeah, it’s not gonna happen. There’s no room. And probably not enough money. But it’s not gonna happen — it’s not a fit here. I just know him, and — it’s not a fit in our locker room. He’s too much of a diva,” Arians said of Brown in March.

Things have changed, obviously.

Brown is reportedly signing a one-year contract with Tampa Bay. He's reunited with Tom Brady, who he played with in New England for a short amount of time in 2019.

Arians reportedly has a simple message for Brown following his signing.

"Be a team player, or be gone," Arians reportedly told Brown.

According to ESPN, the feeling inside the Bucs organization is that Brown will handle things well.

The feeling inside the organization is Arians’ personality is strong enough to handle him. Arians has never had a problem giving anyone a piece of his mind — as seen by his expletive-filled tirades in practice — and he coached Brown with the Steelers.

Tampa Bay is scheduled to play Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon. The Bucs will take on the Giants on Monday Night Football next week.