Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said wide receiver Antonio Brown "looked fantastic" in his first day of work with the Bucs.
"He looks fantastic. I think we had really good conversations today, he and I," Arians said Wednesday, the first day Brown could enter the facility, because incoming players are required to test six consecutive days for the coronavirus and, if negative on the five previous tests, may enter on the sixth day. "He was in the meetings and everything. And he's working with Anthony Piroli and the strength staff. He looks in great shape. Yeah, ready to go next week."
Brown is in the final week of his eight-game suspension for multiple violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy, however, so he was permitted only to work out with the strength and conditioning staff and attend meetings. He was not allowed to practice with the team.
"It went real well. He and I had a good conversation this morning," Arians said. "He'll be ready to go next week and in good shape."
Arians was asked how he anticipates Brown, who was fined $54,000 by the Raiders for missing time in training camp and unexcused absences, will handle the extensive league-mandated protocols for COVID-19.