Buccaneers officially re-sign Brown to 1-year deal

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Wide receiver Antonio Brown is back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he passed his physical and formally signed a one-year, $6.25 million contract with $3.1 million guaranteed and a $2 million signing bonus.

The veteran wide receiver underwent minor arthroscopic knee surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus and needed to pass a physical before signing the deal.

"He had his procedure done, and he looks good," Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday. "I saw him in the training room this morning. All that's done, and he'll be ready to roll."

The Buccaneers medical staff will need to clear Brown and have not offered an official timetable on when he will return to the field.

"That's strictly up to the doctors, when they give him the green light," Arians said. "One thing you never have to worry about is Antonio being in shape. If anything, he'll be out there too soon -- we'll have to watch him. And the veteran guys, we'll see them all in two weeks."

Brown signed with Tampa Bay last season after serving an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. In eight regular-season games with the Buccaneers, he caught 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns and led the team in receiving targets over the final four games of the regular season.

The four-time All-Pro added eight catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason, including a one-yard touchdown reception in the Buccaneers' 31-9 Super Bowl LV victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brown was drafted by Pittsburgh in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft and was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time first-team All-Pro in his nine seasons with the Steelers. For his career, Brown has 886 receptions for 11,746 yards and 79 touchdowns in 139 regular-season games over 11 seasons.

Tampa Bay has brought back all 22 starters from their championship lineup, including every player who scored a point in Super Bowl LV.