The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t interested in Anton Brown, reports say
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans became a little ‘star struck’ earlier this week when it was reported that the franchise may be interested in bringing in another former star to the roster.
Despite reports from prominent Radio Host JT the Brick and former NFL Executive Michael Lombardi who said the Buccaneers were heavily interested in bringing in WR Antonio Brown, long-time reporters who have covered the Bucs beg to differ.
Both The Athletic’s Greg Auman and The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud reported much different stories.
Bruce Arians has made it clear the Buccaneers aren’t interested
Bruce Arians told the media back in March that he just didn’t feel that Brown was a fit for what they wanted to do offensively and that clearly hasn’t changed.
Despite efforts to stir the pot, it would seem that nothing has changed at this point.
Does this mean that Brown is completely off the table? Not necessarily.
The Bucs could always reach out just to simply do their due diligence, but it seems like a bit of a long shot that the franchise will end up signing him in the end.
There’s always going to be some ‘smoke and mirrors’ when it comes to free-agency simply because no organization wants to tip their hand, but it does seem at this point that it would be safe to say that Tampa Bay is currently looking to address other positions on the roster and isn’t interested in bringing in Brown.
The Buccaneers already have one of the deepest wide receiver rooms in the league, led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and it’s clear that Bruce Arians likes what he has in that group- paired with Tom Brady, of course- as we head into the 2020 season.