After several days of no movement on the NFL wire, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally decided to part ways with wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The Buccaneers announced in a statement that Brown's contract has been terminated, effective immediately. This isn't that surprising considering how he conducted himself on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.
Brown recently mentioned that he wasn't healthy enough to play against the New York Jets. The Buccaneers addressed that claim in their latest statement.
"The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have terminated the contract of Antonio Brown, effective immediately," the Bucs announced on Thursday afternoon. "While Antonio did receive treatment on his ankle and was listed on the injury report the week leading up to last Sunday's game, he was cleared to play by our medical team prior to the start of the game and at no point during the game did he indicate to our medical personnel that he could not play.
"We have attempted, multiple times throughout this week, to schedule an evaluation by an outside orthopedic specialist, yet Antonio has not complied. Maintaining the health and wellness of our players is of the utmost importance to our organization."
Brown is now subject to waivers. In seven games this season, he had 42 catches for 545 yards and four touchdowns.
We'll see if a team claims Brown just in time for the playoffs.