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The Bucs Reportedly Had 1 Main Reason For Signing Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown on the Patriots sideline.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots looks on prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Antonio Brown is reportedly heading to Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers have reportedly reached an agreement with the All-Pro wide receiver who last played in the NFL in September of 2019. Brown, 32, has been suspended for the first half of the 2020 regular season, but he's about to become eligible. When he does, he'll reportedly be playing for Tampa Bay.

ESPN reported on Friday night that Brown has reached an agreement with the Buccaneers for the rest of the 2020 season.

"While contract language still has to be finalized and Brown has to pass COVID-19 protocols before he can join the team, Brown is likely to make his Bucs debut in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 8," ESPN reports.

Tampa Bay Bucs insider Jenna Laine reports that the team had one main reason for signing Brown: depth. The Buccaneers have dealt with multiple injuries to their wide receivers unit this season. Brown will add major depth to the position moving forward.


But injuries are the key reason. That's how the team is viewing this. Mike Evans hasn't been able to practice much since Week 4 with his ankle. He's not moving the same. Chris Godwin just returned from a hamstring injury. Scotty Miller's been hampered by a groin/hip injury.

Tampa Bay is 4-2 on the season coming off a blowout win over the Green Bay Packers.

The Bucs are set to take on the Raiders on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. E.T.