BREAKING: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Place Antonio Brown on COVID-19/Reserve List

Published 09/22/2021, 12:59 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 08: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Antonio Brown is arguably one of the most controversial figures in the NFL fraternity over the last decade. To his day, the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver attracts mixed emotions from fans and critics alike. But under the guidance of Bruce Arians and Tom Brady, the veteran NFL wideout looks to have turned over a new leaf in Florida.

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #81 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes a catch against the Carolina Panthers during their NFL game at Bank of America Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The former Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots man was influential for the Bucs last year as they laid their hands on the Super Bowl LV trophy in front of home fans in Tampa Bay. Brown caught a touchdown pass from Brady in the season finale and finally won his first championship ring.

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After extended negotiations, he signed an extension with the Bucs. He featured in both opening wins for the reigning champions. However, he might not feature in Week 3.

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Antonio Brown might miss out on crucial Rams clash in Week 3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially placed WR Antonio Brown on the Covid-19/Reserve list ahead of the team’s Week 3 encounter against the Los Angeles Rams. The reigning NFL champions will reportedly most likely be without their experienced wideout for this weekend.

No further updates have been given by the Bucs regarding the situation behind Brown’s exclusion.

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Antonio Brown featured in both of Tampa Bay’s opening fixtures. He caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the opening day win over the Dallas Cowboys. He has 138 receiving yards on 6 receptions in the build-up to Week 3 of the season.

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers throws a pass during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Bucs are yet to taste defeat this season. But the same is true for Sean McVay and the Rams. In the absence of AB, the likes of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski, will have to step up and make plays against one of the best defenses in the league.

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Will Brady get his third W of the ongoing 2021 NFL season? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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