Buccaneers actions speak loud on future with Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers aren’t doing anything with Antonio Brown.

The Antonio Brown story burned hot in the news cycle for about a week. The Buccaneers were betrayed by a player with a shaky history, suspensions were handed out, and the issue was pushed back a few weeks to give the team time to make a decision on one of their best players.

Brown and safety Mike Edwards are nearing the end of their suspensions, which means Bruce Arians and company will likely get dozens of questions at the conclusion of the game tomorrow night regarding the future for the two stars.

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Not only did the team pass on the opportunity to cut both players when the Bucs found out, but Edwards and Brown have been at the team facility working out various injuries. Does this really seem like something the franchise would allow for two players that are getting cut in 48 hours?

To make matters worse for the people calling for Tampa to cut bait with the two players, the Bucs still have a need at both positions. The Buccaneers are still playing without a full secondary and need someone like Edwards to play valuable reps, and the failure by the receiving corps to solidify a legitimate number three leaves the door open for Brown to step back into his original role on day one of his return.

The Bucs have one focus; winning. Edwards and Brown give this team a much better chance at accomplishing this task, which is why the Bucs would be crazy to cut bait from either. Bruce Arians’ history with Brown has no precedence here because this is a “what have you done for me recently” league.

If you look at Brown’s recent contributions mixed with Tampa’s success and the fact that the Bucs didn’t cut either player two weeks ago, Bucs fans can rest assured that no major changes are coming.

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