The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today signed wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Brown (5-10, 185), a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro selection, ranks in the top five all-time in receptions per game (second, 6.4) and receiving yards per game (fourth, 86.0) among players with at least 50 games played. In addition, he ranks 28th in NFL history in receptions (841), 29th in receiving yards (11,263) and tied for 35th in receiving touchdowns (75).
Over 131 regular season games for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2010-18) and New England Patriots (2019), including 103 starts, Brown recorded 841 receptions for 11,263 receiving yards and 75 receiving touchdowns, averaging 13.4 yards per catch. He owns the longest streak in league history with 35-consecutive regular season games with at least five catches and 50-or-more receiving yards. He has recorded seven seasons with 1,000-or-more receiving yards, six seasons with 100-plus receptions and four seasons with 10-or-more touchdown receptions.
Since entering the league in 2010, Brown ranks second in the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards, while ranking third in receiving touchdowns. The veteran wide receiver has also played in 10 career playoff games, including Super Bowl XLV, tallying 51 receptions for 837 yards (16.4 avg.) and four touchdowns.
From 2013-18, Brown was named to the Pro Bowl in each of the six seasons, while earning four-consecutive All-Pro honors from 2014-17. He led the league in receiving in both 2014 (1,698 yards) and 2017 (1,533 yards), while finishing second in 2015 with a career-best 1,834 yards – the fourth-most ever recorded in a single season in NFL history. His six seasons with 1,200-or-more receiving yards are tied for the third-most in league annals. Brown also finished first in the NFL in receptions in back-to-back seasons in 2014 (129) and 2015 (136) – the fifth-most and third-most single-season reception totals all-time, respectively – while leading the league in receiving touchdowns in 2018 (15).
Brown entered the league as a sixth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 195 overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2010s All-Decade team, alongside current Buccaneers teammates Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and LeSean McCoy. The Central Michigan product, and Miami native, will wear No. 81 for Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers also waived outside linebacker Quinton Bell yesterday and today released linebacker Tegray Scales from the practice squad.