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Antonio Brown Prefers to Join Tom Brady, Buccaneers; Talks Arians Relationship

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 20, 2020

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots in action against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has an idea of where he'd like to play next.

In an interview on The Mike Calta Show (h/t TMZ Sports) on 102.5 The Bone, Brown expressed his desire to reunite with former New England Patriot teammate Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Preferably with Tom," Brown said when asked about his top three preferred destinations.

Brown and Brady played together briefly on the New England Patriots in September 2019 before the wideout was released amid allegations of sexual assault.

Former Brown trainer Britney Taylor filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida in Sept. 2019 against him. She said the 10-year veteran sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions, including one instance of rape, per Ben Shpigel of the New York Times.

The NFL is conducting a personal conduct investigation into Brown, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2010 to 2018.

Brown then went to the Oakland Raiders via trade, got released before the start of the season after numerous issues arose and signed with the Pats soon afterward.

It's unclear if or when Brown will return to the league post-investigation and whether a team will sign him. If Brown does end up in Tampa Bay, however, the Bucs will sport an excellent trio of wideouts in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Brown, all of whom are among the best in the game.

That should give head coach Bruce Arians (Brown's offensive coordinator with Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2011) and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich more than enough talent to work with as the Bucs look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

As is, Brown looks forward to the potential opportunity of playing under Arians as well, calling him a "great coach" and a "great offensive genius." 

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