The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to re-sign Antonio Brown soon, per Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Brown is the lone key player from the Bucs’ Super Bowl run who remained unsigned but a recent resolution to a civil dispute may give the team the green light.
“With the Antonio Brown civil action settled, look for the Bucs to re-sign the veteran receiver soon,” Stroud detailed on Twitter.
It appears a resolution is in sight after months of uncertainty surrounding his future. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported earlier this month that the two sides were far apart in negotiations. Nothing is certain until Brown signs a new deal, but Stroud’s report indicates the receiver is close to inking a new contract.
“The civil dispute between Antonio Brown and Britney Taylor has been settled, per his rep Alana Burstyn, founder and owner of OFM, a national talent and sports management firm,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted.
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A.B. on His Future: ‘I Would Love to Come Back & Give It Another Shot at a Two-Peat’
After the Super Bowl, Brown made it clear that his desire was to come back to Tampa. As free agency progressed, Brown’s future became more uncertain given the Buccaneers had re-signed other players in short order.
“Man, I would love to,” Brown told reporters after the Super Bowl. “I look forward to go through the process. This is a great spot here for me, and I would love to come back and give it another shot at a two-peat and doubling back.”
Stroud reported the Buccaneers are expected to “move quickly” to re-sign Brown now that there is a legal resolution in his care.