AB is back with Tom Brady in the Bay.
While the Buccaneers did most of their heavy lifting earlier in the offseason, returning all 22 of their starters after their Super Bowl 55 win, they added one more familiar face, re-signing Antonio Brown on Wednesday morning.
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The Buccaneers were planning to re-sign Brown once his last-standing legal issue was settled, which it was on April 21.
Here’s the reported details on Brown’s new deal:
Antonio Brown contract details
Per reports, Brown’s deal is worth up to $6.25 million and features $3.1 million fully guaranteed, with a $2 million signing bonus, a relatively low-cost move for a still solid receiver in Brown.
A nice payday for the seven-time Pro Bowl WR — and a chance to help Tampa Bay go for two.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 28, 2021
Brown’s signing is the latest in a flurry of offseason moves for GM Jason Licht and the Bucs. The team re-signed all of its starting corps from the 2020 season, with Brown the cherry on top.
• Tagged Chris Godwin
• Re-signed Lavonte David
• Re-signed Shaq Barrett
• Re-signed Rob Gronkowski
• Re-signed Antonio Brown
• Re-signed Leonard Fournette
• Re-signed Ndamukong Suh
• Re-signed Ryan Succop
• Extended Tom Brady
• Extended Donovan Smith
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 28, 2021
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady have kept Brown on the straight-and-narrow despite Brown’s various run-ins with the law in previous seasons.
One of Brown’s last-standing legal issues, a civil suit, was settled last week.
In eight games with the Bucs last year, Brown caught passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns.