The language of the agreement has yet to be finalized and Covid-19 protocols have to be adopted, according to ESPN’s Schefter. CNN contacted Brown’s agent for comment. The Buccaneers did not confirm the signing when they were reached by CNN.
The news comes just months after the NFL announced that it had stopped Brown for the first eight games of the 2020 season without paying for multiple breaches of the league’s personal policy. He is about to make his debut when his elimination is in the 9th week against the New Orleans Saints on November 8, Shefter said.
In June, Brown was sentenced to two years probation after failing to challenge charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly attacked a man at his home in South Florida.
After spending the first nine seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown was traded with the then Oakland Raiders before the 2019 season, where he was released before playing in a regular season match.
He then signed with the New England Patriots and played a game before being re-released, days after one of his former cross-season coaches filed a lawsuit accusing him of rape and assault in 2017 and 2018. Brown denied the allegations and said that he will fight to clear his name. The NFL said it was investigating Brown’s behavior at the time.
This signing will bring Brown together with Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who was his teammate during the Patriots.