Tom Brady and Antonio Brown reunited? Bruce Arians says 'It's not gonna happen'

Since Tom Brady joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, it’s been speculated that fre agent agent Antonio Brown could follow his buddy to Florida to resume a spectacular NFL career.

But before we break out our old one Peaches and herbs records to celebrate a Brady-Brown reunion, maybe we should get in touch with Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians.

“Yeah, it’s not going to happen,” Arians said on CBS Sports Radio’s show “Tiki and Tierney” on Thursday.

Wait, why? Brady and Brown looked great in their one game together, connected four times for 56 yards and last year a touchdown for the New England Patriots.

“There is no room,” said Arians. “And probably not enough money.”

OK, of course, the Bucs already have two Pro Bowl receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. But as host Brandon Tierney Arians noted, the team seems to have some space after receiver Breshad Perriman signed with the New York Jets as a free agent.

So what if Brown agreed to sign for the veteran’s minimum?

“No,” Arians said firmly.

Arians was Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive coordinator from 2007-11, meaning he worked in the league with Brown for the first two years. Brown made his first Pro Bowl in 2011 six more times after Arians left. He also led the NFL on receiving yards in 2014 and 2017 and receiving touchdowns in 2018.

But a series of off-field incidents and instances of bizarre behavior confused Brown’s career. The Steelers traded him to the Oakland Raiders during the 2019 low season, but they cut him before the regular season started. Brown then signed with the Patriots, who released him two weeks later on charges of sexual misconduct against the recipient. Brown has denied the allegations being investigated by the NFL. He may be on the exempted list of Commissioners if he signs with a team before the investigation is completed.

In short, the idea of ​​Brady and Brown being reunited with the Buccaneers doesn’t make Arianen feel so good.

“Yes, I just know him,” Arians said of Brown, “and it doesn’t fit in our dressing room.”

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