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ESPN: Buccaneers still talking with the reps of Leonard Fournette and Antonio Brown

Negotiations seem to be moving at a snail’s pace.

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On Wednesday, the Buccaneers were able to extend left tackle Donovan Smith to free up some cap space which allowed for the reported one-year deal for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. But there are two big names left unsigned.

Running back Leonard Fournette and wide receiver Antonio Brown still do not have deals in place for a return to Tampa Bay. However, according to ESPN, the Bucs are still communicating with their representatives in an effort to get deals worked for both veteran players.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still talking to representatives for running back Leonard Fournette and wide receiver Antonio Brown, sources tell ESPN. They are the two big remaining Bucs free agents who have yet to re-sign for 2021, as defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is finalizing a one-year, $10 million deal to stay with Tampa, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Earlier in the day, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reported that there was little progress made with Fournette. This comes days after Brown openly said that he and Fournette are trying to work things out to return to playing with the Buccaneers.

Both Brown and Fournette have had other teams interested during this free agency period, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.