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Free agent WR Antonio Brown said he won’t play in the upcoming season. “Obviously, we live the game, but you can’t play forever,” Brown said. “I think I’m a great player that’s done everything in the game.” There’s always a chance he changes his mind. But given his character concerns and a likely lack of suitors, AB’s safe to avoid in summer drafts.

In a lengthy statement released on Tuesday night, WR Antonio Brown revealed that he'll undergo surgery for the ankle injury he originally suffered in Week 6 and played through the past 2 weeks. “It shows broken bone fragments stuck in my ankle, the ligament torn from the bone, and cartilage loss, which are beyond painful," Brown said of the latest MRI on his ankle. "You can see the bone bulging from the outside.” Brown also claims he pulled himself from the Jets game, the Bucs' coaches told him to go back in and then told him he was done with the team when he refused. Brown added that he's expected to make a full recovery from the ankle injury and is "looking forward to next season." We'll see if another team takes a shot on him.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians said after Sunday's win over the Jets that WR Antonio Brown's time with the Bucs is over. That's not a surprise after Brown removed his jersey and left the field in the middle of the 3rd quarter. But it's still a massive loss for a Bucs offense that is also without WR Chris Godwin for the rest of the season. That leaves Breshad Perriman, Cyril Grayson and Tyler Johnson as the top WRs behind Mike Evans. Evans and TE Rob Gronkowski should be the focal points of the passing game in Week 18 and the playoffs.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown took off his jersey and shirt, threw a peace sign to Jets fans and left the field in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Jets. One of the most bizarre things we've seen on a football field. We'll let you know when we find out exactly what happened here, but Brown's day is obviously over with 3 catches for 26 yards.

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Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Jets. He tweaked his ankle on Wednesday and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday. But Brown reportedly felt good enough in a Saturday workout to give it a go today. He’s a risk/reward fantasy play at less than 100% in an excellent matchup.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) is expected to play against the Jets today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. "Bucs initially had their doubts Brown would play, but he practiced Saturday and barring a setback Sunday, is expected to go," Schefter tweeted. It's safe to assume that Brown won't be at 100% today, adding some risk to his fantasy profile. But there's still big upside here vs. a bad Jets secondary.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Jets. He tweaked his ankle on Wednesday and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday. Interim HC Harold Goodwin said Friday that it's "possible" that Brown is able to play this weekend. We’ll get Tampa’s inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday, but Brown will obviously come with elevated risk if he ends up playing.

Bucs interim HC Harold Goodwin said Friday that WR Antonio Brown "tweaked" his ankle in practice this week. Brown went from a limited practice on Wednesday to no practice on Thursday, so it seems like that tweak happened on Wednesday. Goodwin added that it's "possible" that Brown is able to play this week. We'll see what he does on Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. It's a change from last week, when he put in 3 limited practices. This was likely a maintenance day for Brown, but check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) was limited in practice all week but isn't listed on the final injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. This will be his first action since Week 6, so Brown carries some risk. But the upside is huge as QB Tom Brady's #1 WR with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin out.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He's expected back for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Bucs WR Antonio Brown (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. HC Bruce Arians said he looked "fine." Brown is fully expected to return for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers -- and might just find himself as Tampa's #1 WR.

Bucs WR Chris Godwin is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with an MCL sprain suffered in Sunday night's loss to the Saints, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tampa expects to get Godwin back for the playoffs. We'll see whether WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is able to play vs. the Panthers this weekend, but WR Antonio Brown's return comes at a perfect time.

WR Antonio Brown is expected to re-join the Bucs when his 3-game suspension ends on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. HC Bruce Arians had previously been non-committal on Brown's status with the team after his fake vaccine card fiasco. But Brown has reportedly been attending team meetings and working out at the team's facility during his suspension. Rapoport adds that Brown is "ready to go" after missing a bunch of time with an ankle injury. We'll keep an eye on him this coming week, but he'll certainly be worth considering in Week 16 fantasy lineups vs. the Panthers.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians said Friday that "nothing has been decided" with WR Antonio Brown's future with the team. Brown is suspended for the next 3 games for using a fake COVID vaccine card. And it sounds like there's a chance that he doesn't re-join the team once that suspension is over. We'd keep Brown stashed on fantasy rosters until this situation is cleared up, but fantasy managers should at least prepare to not have him for the rest of the season.

The NFL has suspended Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown 3 games -- along with teammate S Mike Edwards -- for misrepresenting their vaccination status in the league's COVID protocols, according to multiple reports. This, of course, follows what had been dismissed as rumors of Brown acquiring a fake vaccination card. Brown was already expected to miss at least 2 more games with his ankle injury, so there's no big fantasy impact here.

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