Buccaneers working with NFL to determine Antonio Brown’s future after receiver’s Week 17 exit, per reports

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Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians didn’t mince words regarding Antonio Brown after Sunday’s win over the Jets, telling reporters the wide receiver “is no longer a Buc” after the former Pro Bowler walked off the field and left the stadium in the middle of the third quarter. A day later, however, and Tampa Bay has yet to officially release the troubled pass-catcher. That’s partially because the Buccaneers are working with the NFL to determine next steps, according to The Washington Post‘s Mark Maske.

The NFL isn’t currently considering discipline for Brown in the wake of his abrupt Sunday exit, in which he removed his helmet, pads and shirt and flashed the peace sign to the MetLife Stadium crowd on his way out. Instead, Maske reports, the Bucs are trying to determine “which designation” they’ll use on Brown “for player-personnel purposes.” That could mean imposing a team suspension for conduct detrimental to the team, outright waiving the wideout, or both.

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