For Brown to earn the individual bonuses, the Buccaneers must also make the playoffs, according to the source.
Sources told Schefter on Friday that Brown had reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Buccaneers. He still has to pass COVID-19 protocols before he can join the squad, but he will likely make his Buccaneers debut in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints on November 8 – after completing an eight-game suspension for several violations of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.
The deal reunites Brown with quarterback Tom Brady and could help a team that has been slapped on wide receiver. Mike Evans has been playing on an injured ankle since week 4 and hasn’t been able to train consistently, Chris Godwin has just returned from a hamstring injury and Scotty Miller’s deep threat has been limited by a groin / hip injury.
Brady had been pushing for the Buccaneers to sign Brown since the summer. Brady took Brown under his wing during the brief tenure as wide receiver in New England last season – on and off the field.