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Bruce Arians: Antonio Brown 'not a fit' for Buccaneers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said Antonio Brown is "not a fit" for the franchise as he dismissed the possibility of the receiver reuniting with Tom Brady.

Since Brady swapped the New England Patriots for the Buccaneers in free agency, talk of the quarterback teaming up with Brown has emerged. Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowler, played just one game for the Patriots last season before a series of off-field incidents led to New England cutting him.

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Arians worked with the 31-year-old Brown during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the Buccaneers will not be signing him.

"Yeah, it's not gonna happen," Arians told CBS Sports Network. "There's no room. And probably not enough money. But it's not gonna happen — it's not a fit here."

On whether he does not trust Brown and his potential impact on Tampa Bay's culture, Arians said: "No."

"I just know him, and — it's not a fit in our locker room," Arians added.