Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Fri 9/10/21 12:32 AM

Brown secured five of seven targets for 121 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 31-29 win over the Cowboys on Thursday night.
EDGE Analysis
After averaging his fewest yards per reception (10.7) since his 2010 rookie campaign a year ago, Brown authored a season-opening performance Thursday that was unmistakably reminiscent of his field-stretching heyday with the Steelers. The perennial Pro Bowler's most impressive moment of the night may well have been his 47-yard touchdown grab late in the second quarter, when Brown executed a stop-and-go route perfectly before hauling in a Tom Brady rainbow in stride for the score. If his Week 1 usage and production is any indication, Brown may be poised for an exponentially more explosive season than 2020. He'll look to put together a strong encore effort in a Week 2 divisional home clash with the Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 19.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Wed 9/8/21 3:29 PM

Brown (knee) will play in Thursday's game against Dallas, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Brown was listed as a non-participant Tuesday, sandwiched between full practices Monday and Wednesday. His knee required maintenance throughout the summer and now into the season, but he'll be out there as the No. 3 receiver in a high-flying offense in the 2021 opener.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Tue 9/7/21 10:07 PM

Brown's (knee) DNP at Tuesday's practice was considered a maintenance day, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
After showing up on Monday's injury report as a full participant, Brown got Tuesday off to give his knee issue a rest. It's likely tied to the injury he picked up during last season's playoffs that forced him to miss the NFC Championship Game. He eventually underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in May, and the Buccaneers re-signed him within a week of the procedure. With his current situation, Brown can brush it aside by returning to a full practice Wednesday and avoiding a designation entirely for Thursday's opener against the Cowboys.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Tue 9/7/21 3:28 PM

Brown didn't practice Tuesday due to a knee injury.
EDGE Analysis
Brown's knee issue resulted in him appearing on the Bucs' initial injury report released Monday, even though he was a full participant in practice that day. At this point, the team hasn't revealed whether Brown's absence from Tuesday's session was part of a pre-scheduled maintenance plan or if it suggests the injury could be more than minor. Either way, Brown's activity (or lack thereof) Wednesday will ultimately determine if he carries a designation into Thursday's season opener with the Cowboys. Chris Godwin (quadriceps) was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice as well, so the Tampa Bay pass-catching group is heading into the Week 1 matchup with multiple key pieces at less-than-optimal health.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Sun 8/29/21 2:38 AM

Brown recorded four receptions on five targets for 42 yards in Saturday's preseason contest against the Texans.
EDGE Analysis
Brown took part in three offensive series with the rest of the starters. Chris Godwin stole the show with three receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown, though Brown led the team in targets and receptions. Brown was used primarily around the line of scrimmage, but that could have been the product of a preseason game plan. He figures to be heavily involved in the team's Week 1 matchup against Dallas, though he will have to compete for targets with Mike Evans and Godwin.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Mon 8/2/21 3:54 PM

Brown practiced Monday after receiving a maintenance day off Sunday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Not only was the veteran wideout back on the practice field, Jenna Laine of ESPN also reports Brown hauled in a deep pass from Tom Brady and taunted undrafted free agent cornerback Javon Hagan as he sauntered into the end zone. Brown thus far has looked good during his days participating in team drills, but that constitutes fewer instances than some of his position mates due to his briefly delayed start to camp as a result of his offseason knee procedure.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Wed 7/28/21 9:42 AM

Brown (knee) is participating in team drills Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Brown was held out of practice Sunday and Monday before progressing to individual drills Tuesday. He's coming back from a minor knee procedure in May, with a quick return to team work suggesting he's made a full recovery. The 33-year-old wideout will team up with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin to give quarterback Tom Brady one of the best receiver groups in the league.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Wed 7/28/21 1:32 AM

Brown (knee) participated in individual drills during Tuesday's practice, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
Brown arrived late for both Sunday's and Monday's sessions, but Knight reports the mercurial receiver, who's still recovering from a May knee procedure, was present from the start of Tuesday's session. There's no official word on when Brown may be ready to participate fully in team drills, but at present, there's also an absence of any hint he won't be fully healthy come Week 1.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Sun 7/25/21 4:15 PM

Brown (knee) was on the field at practice Sunday but didn't participate, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Coach Bruce Arians said in early June the veteran wideout was a couple weeks away from practicing, but he wasn't participating on the first day of training camp. Brown dealt with a knee injury throughout the playoffs and underwent a procedure after last season. There's been no indication he's suffered any sort of setback, so at this point he's expected to be available for the start of the regular season.

Antonio Brown
WR TB (9)
Tue 6/8/21 11:20 AM

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that Brown (knee) is approximately two weeks from returning to the field for practice, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Brown officially landed his new deal with Tampa Bay in late May and is apparently making significant progress toward his return to the practice field. Once back in a full capacity, Brown figures to play a key role on offense again after turning in 45 catches for 483 yards and four touchdowns over eight regular-season games last season.