Wide receiver Antonio Brown did not return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, but head coach Bruce Arians says he will be back with the team soon. Following a positive test, Brown was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list last week. As a result, he was unable to play in Sunday’s road loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
It appears that he will be able to play against one of his former teams, the New England Patriots, this weekend. “He’ll be back tomorrow, no matter what,” Arians said of Brown to reporters. “His ten days are up, so he’ll be back tomorrow,” says the narrator. ”
Bucs’ HC Bruce Arians on WR Antonio Brown, who remained on the Reserve/COVID list today: “He’ll be back tomorrow no matter what. His 10 days are up so he’ll be back tomorrow.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2021
Brown caught six passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in his first two games of the season. Almost all of that damage–five receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown–came against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1. While Brown did appear in one game for the Patriots in 2019, it won’t be a homecoming for him on Sunday. In Week 2 of that season, he only saw action on the road against the Miami Dolphins. At 8:20 p.m., the Patriots and Buccaneers will square off. NBC airs the show at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday nights. Nokia News