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Buccaneers Announce Update On WR Antonio Brown

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown on Sunday.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 20: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

As a vaccinated player, Brown could still return for the team's matchup with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday if he receives two negative tests separated by 24 hours.

Brown is the third Buccaneer to join the reserve/COVID-19 list in the past week, joining linebacker Kevin Minter and practice squad wide receiver Travis Jonsen.

After joining the Bucs midway through the 2020 season, Brown got off to a solid start in 2021. In his team's opening contest against the Dallas Cowboys, the four-time All-Pro wideout logged five receptions for a team-leading 121 yards and a touchdown. Though he followed that performance up with a one-reception, 17-yard game this past weekend, Tampa Bay fans were looking forward to seeing what the once-great receiver could do in Week 3.

Even if Brown is unable to return for Sunday's contest, the Bucs still own one of the most deadly passing attacks in the league. With Tom Brady tossing the ball to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski, the reigning Super Bowl champions shouldn't have t0 worry too much about Brown's potential absence.

With or without Brown, the Bucs will face off against the Rams in SoFi Stadium on Sunday afternoon.