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Bucs coach Bruce Arians: Antonio Brown's future undecided

Field Level Media
04 Dec 2021, 07:55 GMT+10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was noncommittal about Antonio Brown's future with the team on Friday.

Brown and safety Mike Edwards are serving three-game suspensions for providing false vaccination information to both the Buccaneers and the NFL.

Arians made it clear it is a topic he doesn't want to regularly discuss.

"The league did their due diligence, and we'll move on," Arians said. "I will not address those guys for the next three weeks. They'll just be working out. And then we'll address their future at that time.

"Other than that, there is really nothing to say."

The Buccaneers promoted wideout Breshad Perriman from the practice squad to take Brown's roster spot.

Perriman, 28, had two receptions for 19 yards in Tampa Bay's 30-10 victory over the New York Giants on Nov. 22.

A first-round pick of Baltimore in the 2015 NFL Draft, Perriman has 127 catches for 2,085 yards with 14 touchdowns in 65 career games with the Ravens, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Buccaneers.

Brown, 33, has 29 receptions for 418 yards and four touchdowns in five games this season. He was likely to miss at least the next two games anyway with a lingering ankle/heel injury.

Tampa Bay also activated cornerback Carlton Davis III from injured reserve.

Davis, 24, has been sidelined since sustaining a quad injury in Tampa Bay's 19-17 win over the New England Patriots on Oct. 3.

Davis had an interception in Week 1 and has 15 tackles on the season to go with five passes defensed. He has started 44 of the 45 games played with the Bucs since they selected him in the second round of the 2018 draft. He has six career interceptions.

Also, safety Jordan Whitehead (calf) and receiver Jaelon Darden (concussion) were ruled out for Sunday's road game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Three other Buccaneers are listed as questionable: cornerback Jamel Dean (shoulder), left guard Ali Marpet (abdomen) and inside linebacker Devin White (quadriceps).

--Field Level Media

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