The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially activated Antonio Brown from the blacklist on Tuesday, the team said.
Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday that Brown would play a role in Sunday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
“He’s going to have his role. It could be 10 games; it could be 35 games,” said Arians. “I certainly wouldn’t expect 60 games, but we’ll see how it goes.”
The Buccaneers signed Brown to a one-year contract for a base salary of $ 750,000 last week, with incentives that could boost the value to $ 2.5 million, sources told ESPN.
Brown completed an eight-game suspension for multiple NFL personal code violations, and was allowed to train and attend meetings with the Buccaneers strength and conditioning team. He wasn’t allowed to train with the team.
“We’ll see how much we can teach him,” said Arians. “And the first practice session will be a run because we have a short week on Monday evening. So this week we’re missing a practice session on Wednesday because of the short week, so it will be a run.” and basically all learning. “
Brown, a seven-time pro bowler, has 11,263 receiving yards and 75 touchdown receptions in his 10-year career.
ESPN’s Jenna Laine contributed to this report.