- Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got shut out by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and the Bucs suffered multiple key injuries
- Head coach Bruce Arians would later announce the team’s decision on Mike Edwards and Antonio Brown’s return after suspension, then AB would later send a cryptic tweet
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were dealt some serious blows on Sunday night against their NFC South rival New Orleans Saints. Tom Brady was shut out for the first time since 2006 and the Bucs finished the game without Leonard Fournette, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin who all left the game with injuries.
They were also without Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards, players still serving league-imposed suspensions. There has been A LOT of speculation about what the Buccaneers would do about Antonio Brown coming back after suspension. Many wondered if they’d sit him until the playoffs, sit him indefinitely, or bring him back right away.
After the Bucs-Saints game, Tampa’s head coach Bruce Arians announced the team’s decision on Mike Edwards and Antonio Brown. Now all of the speculations can be laid to rest.
Buccaneers Reveal Decision On Antonio Brown’s Return From Suspension
Full quote from Bucs coach Bruce Arians on Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards returning to the team with their three-game suspensions over: "It's in the best interest of our football team. Both of those guys have served their time and we'll welcome them back."
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) December 20, 2021
It’s always been in the best interest of the team to have Antonio Brown on the field. I’m not shocked. by this move and neither are other Bucs fans in the comments of that tweet.
This morning, Antonio Brown sent out this cryptic tweet that says ‘highly favored’ and nothing else. It’s his first tweet in six days.
— AB (@AB84) December 20, 2021
Nobody seems to be able to make heads or tails of what Antonio Brown might be talking about here as the replies are all over the place.
Fans Reply To Antonio Brown’s Cryptic Tweet
Here we go with the cryptic AB tweets again. Good luck Bucs… once this starts, he’ll start coloring his hair blue and bleaching his mustache.
— MFChooch (@MFChooch) December 20, 2021
— Sneaky_G (@shagadapow1) December 20, 2021
— KENNY PICKETT BURNER(6-5-1) (11-2) (@pickett_burner) December 20, 2021
Lol… @Buccaneers using you, don’t want you till they need you.
— TJ Frazee (@TJFrazee) December 20, 2021
There’s nothing cryptic about him saying he’s blessed & highly favored. His job security isn’t in question and he’ll be the wr1 next week because Mike & Godwin are both injured. He himself is fully healthy now
— ilwbawbo (@ilwbawbo) December 20, 2021
‘There’s nothing cryptic about him’ saying two words that are thrown around nonstop with the Buccaneers, in every single sport, in fantasy football matchups, in life, everything. He could literally be talking about anything under the sun but this dude chimes in with ‘there’s nothing cryptic’ about it. Riiiiiiight.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the easiest remaining schedule of any NFL team. They play the Panthers twice and the Jets once. If there’s a “good time” for the Buccaneers to suffer team-altering injuries and have to rest impactful players, right now actually isn’t the worst time on their schedule to do that.
And as of the time of publishing this article, more tests are needed but none of the Buccaneers players injured on Sunday are expected to be out for the season. So there is a silver lining I guess, if you’re an optimist.