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Bucs place WR Antonio Brown on COVID-19 list

Field Level Media
23 Sep 2021, 06:40 GMT+10

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers put wide receiver Antonio Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday.

Brown will need to be asymptomatic and return two negative tests 24 hours apart to be eligible to play for the Bucs (2-0) in the team's road game Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams (2-0).

Brown is fully vaccinated, given coach Bruce Arians' proclamation earlier this month that the team hit the 100 percent threshold for vaccines.

Arians said he has options should Brown and linebacker Kevin Minter be unable to play due to COVID-19.

"With A.B. we've got plenty of good guys that have proven track records at that position," Arians said. "Kevin will be missed as far as special teams, but we've got some young guys ready to roll."

Brown, 33, has six receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown on 10 targets in two games this season. He started the season opener against Dallas and had five catches for 121 yards and a score.

Minter, 30, has two tackles in two games this season.

--Field Level Media

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