Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Thu 4/1/21 10:24 AM

Brown has discussed re-signing with Tampa Bay, but the two sides remain far apart on money, NFL.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Bucs otherwise have managed to retain their top free agents, including RB Leonard Fournette and TE Rob Gronkowski. A return to Tampa would keep Brown in one of the best offenses in the league, but it also would keep him on a roster where he's unlikely to rise any higher than the No. 3 receiver spot. Of course, Brown may be looking at limited options, as his legal/off-field history likely means a number of teams won't consider signing him. He caught 45 passes for 483 yards and four TDs in only eight regular-season games for the Bucs last year, adding 8-81-2 in three playoff appearances.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 2/7/21 11:29 PM

Brown (knee) secured five of six targets for 22 yards and a touchdown during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran midseason pickup was second in receptions to Rob Gronkowski on the night, and his one-yard touchdown grab just before halftime gave the Buccaneers a commanding 21-6 lead. Brown's signing, which was the subject of some skepticism when it unfolded, ultimately paid significant dividends. The 32-year-old finished his eight-game regular season with a 45-483-4 line, and he ended up with two scoring grabs overall in three postseason games. Brown will head into unrestricted free agency in March, and his potential 2021 destination will be a topic of discussion this offseason.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Sun 2/7/21 5:03 PM

Brown (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LV versus the Chiefs, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
A knee injury sidelined Brown for the NFC Championship Game, but with three weeks to rest up since his last game action in the divisional round at New Orleans he'll be out there for Tom Brady. Brown had one of his worst statistical performances of the season against Kansas City back in Week 12 -- two catches for 11 yards on three targets -- so he'll look to be more involved in a receiving corps led by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Fri 2/5/21 1:52 PM

Brown (knee) is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl, despite being a full practice participant Thursday and Friday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
It would be unusual for a player to miss a game -- especially this game -- after logging back-to-back full practices at the end of the week. Brown should return to action after missing the NFC Championship Game, though he won't necessarily be at 100 percent strength. The Chiefs and Bucs should release inactive lists around 5:00 ET, with Brown, TE Cameron Brate (back) and Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf) the three names to keep a close eye on.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Thu 2/4/21 4:12 PM

Brown (knee) practiced fully Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
After logging a limited practice Wednesday, Brown progressed to a full session Thursday. Per Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site, coach Bruce Arians noted that the wideout "looked good" in practice and that the team will be on the lookout Friday to see if the running Brown did Thursday resulted in any swelling in his knee. If not, Brown has a chance to approach Sunday's Super Bowl against Kansas City minus an injury designation.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Wed 2/3/21 4:21 PM

Brown (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
EDGE Analysis
Though Brown was held out of practice entirely during the first week of Super Bowl LV prep, head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that the wide receiver was "getting close" to moving past the knee injury that sidelined him in the NFC Championship Game. Brown's ability to get on the field Wednesday is a sign he's trending in the right direction, but he has two more practices to navigate before the Bucs decide whether to give him a designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Wed 2/3/21 12:55 PM

Brown (knee) is expected to be limited at practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Brown didn't practice in any capacity last week, so any activity at Wednesday's session would be encouraging with regard to his status for Sunday's Super Bowl LV matchup with the Chiefs. How Brown's knee responds to practice over the next few days should dictate whether the wideout heads into the weekend with or without an injury designation.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Mon 2/1/21 2:07 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Brown (knee) is "getting close" and has been able to get some work in on the side.
EDGE Analysis
Brown didn't practice at all last week and was estimated as 'doubtful' on Friday's injury report, but he appears to have made some progress over the weekend. Arians mentioned the Bucs will "see how sore he is" when asked about Brown's chances of returning in time to face the Chiefs on Sunday. A return to practice this week could be mandatory in order for Brown to suit up for the Super Bowl.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Fri 1/29/21 4:33 PM

Brown (knee) missed another practice Friday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Friday injury report lists Brown as 'doubtful,' but that's merely the estimate of what his status would be if the Bucs had a game this Sunday. The week off before the Super Bowl gives Brown some extra time to recover from his knee injury, as he's trying to get back on the field after missing the NFC Championship Game.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (13)
Fri 1/29/21 11:35 AM

Brown (knee) wasn't seen at the portion of Friday's practice open to the media, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
It appears to be the third straight day of no practice for the veteran wideout, which coach Bruce Arians indicated was the expectation for this week. A return to the field at some point next week would go a long way toward improving Brown's outlook for the Super Bowl.