Antonio Brown update: WR told Bucs coaches he did not believe his ankle was healthy before exiting
Huge receiver Antonio Brown told the Buccaneers teaching employees that he did not believe his ankle was healthy sufficient for him to proceed enjoying, previous to his mid-game exit vs. the Jets on Sunday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Per NFL Community, when Buccaneers coaches requested Brown within the to enter the sport, within the second half of Sunday’s eventual 27–24 win, Brown told them he did not need to re-enter as a result of in his thoughts he did not believe he was healthy sufficient to take action. Buccaneers coaches, nonetheless, believed he was healthy, and told him that if he was not going to enter the sport when told then he may not be with the staff, per NFL Community.
Coach Bruce Arians told Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer afterward that he tried to get Brown into the sport, however that the broad receiver refused the request.
Brown then, per Arians, eliminated his jersey and shoulder pads before ultimately operating shirtless off the sector.
Arians mentioned after the win Brown is “now not a Buc,” following the third-quarter incident.
Brown did not follow Thursday or Friday because of his ankle harm. Per The Athletic‘s Greg Auman, Brown had tweaked his ankle in practice earlier last week and was a game-time determination on Sunday. He additionally told Fox Sports’ Jen Hale pregame his ankle wasn’t 100% however that he was enjoying for his staff.
Brown returned to motion on Dec. 26, after having been out since October 14 as a result of ankle harm and on account of a three-game suspension for misrepresenting his COVID-19 vaccination standing.
Bucs coach Bruce Arians mentioned after the suspension that Brown’s return was “in the most effective curiosity of our soccer staff.”
After Tampa Bay’s Week 16 win over Carolina, Brown accused reporters of “creating drama” in reporting his off-field malfeasance.
In two seasons with the Buccaneers, Brown recorded 1,002 yards and eight touchdowns. He had three catches for 26 yards in Sunday’s recreation, previous to the incident.
Brown took to social media after the sport and shared a photograph captioned “Tremendous Gremlin” on each Instagram and Twitter. He later then took to Instagram to thank the Buccaneers for the chance and launched a rap tune.
“Large MAD (Making A Distinction) Thanks for the chance,” Brown captioned the Instagram post.
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