According to multiple reports, the Buccaneers placed the talented wide receiver on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Buccaneers insider Rick Stroud was the first one to break the news.
“He’ll need to remain asymptomatic and have two negative tests 24 hours apart to be able to return, which makes it tough for him to get back for game at Rams on Sunday,” Buccaneers reporter Greg Auman said.
While Buccaneers fans aren’t thrilled with the news, Rams fans are hoping Brown isn’t on the field this weekend.
One weapon out https://t.co/n1c4DdaClT
— Jolie Mcgregor (@ayemanitslit) September 22, 2021
One less thing for the rams to worry about 😇 https://t.co/YWT0Ev6Y1G
— Don Mateo (@Matty_IceYo) September 22, 2021
Those who play fantasy football are also not feeling great about the news. One fan might be without Brown and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry this week.
I lost AB and Landry the same week 🙃🙃🙃 https://t.co/EYwNZMBt0l
— 🇭🇹 Westeros Refugee 🇭🇹 (@Kirsh_TLFO) September 22, 2021
Of course, the only thing that truly matters here is Brown’s health. Hopefully he only has mild or no symptoms from the virus and can get back on the field soon.
Losing Brown on a normal week wouldn’t be a huge loss for the Buccaneers. The team has two other great wide receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin – as well as tight end Rob Gronkowski.
However, Tampa Bay will need every helping hand it can get this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams. Matthew Stafford and company have shown they can put up points against even the league’s best defenses.
Los Angeles and Tampa Bay kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX.