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Is Big Trade Brewing Between
  Tom Brady's Knee
The Browns And Buccaneers?
  Surgery 'More Than
Godwin May Leave For Payday
Just A Little Clean-Up'
The Tampa Bay Bucca- neers shocked a lot of people at Super Bowl LV when they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.
Now that they have a championship, folks are fi- nally putting some respect on the Bucs’ name.
That said, the road to re- peating may prove to be diffi- cult. Tampa Bay has some decisions to make when it comes to Shaq Barrett (wants $17-20M a year), Lavonte David, Chris Godwin (under paid at $800,000 a year ), Rob Gronkowski (overpaid at $10M a year), and Ndamukong Suh. Of that group, Godwin seems like the piece most likely to depart – leaving a big hole at re- ceiver for quarterback Tom Brady.
Antonio Brown Wants To Return To The Buccaneers
Antonio Brown wants to return to the Tampa Bay Buc- caneers next season. Will Brown stay with the team for a minimun of $1 million or will he go to another team for a higher payday.
Brown, whose contract has expired, had some bright moments for the Bucs this sea- son, and he hauled in a touch- down catch during the Super Bowl LV blowout win over the Chiefs. Now, he wants to run it back.
He kept his head relatively low with the Buccaneers and it paid off down the stretch. He’s now a Super Bowl champion, and it seems like he’s done some serious growing up.
The Bucs seem intent on keeping the core of the team together, and you’d have to imagine that means Antonio Brown.
Tom Brady’s upcoming, offseason surgery might be more serious than initial re- ports led on to believe.
A source told the Boston Globe on Thursday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quar- terback and reigning Super Bowl MVP will require "more than just a little clean-up" un- like earlier reports that called the surgery on his knee minor.
The comment raised ques- tions as to the severity of the injury. Sources told ESPN that the injury was not recent and Brady had been plan- ning the procedure for
months, despite not ever being listed on the injury re- port all season.
He was pictured wearing a brace on his left during the Bucs’ celebratory boat parade on last Wednesday.
   Bucs Announce That
During an appearance on ESPN’s Get Up this week, ESPN NFL insider Jeff Dar- lington suggested a deal that would send Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beck- ham, Jr. to Tampa Bay.
A lot will obviously de- pend on whether Godwin stays or goes, but if the Bucs lose him – a union between Beckham and Brady would
suddenly make a lot more sense.
Brady may be drunk and happy now, but everyone saw how his relationship with the New England Patriots deteri- orated when they started lim- iting his offensive weapons. Bucs need to give Godwin his money and reduce Gronkowski salary if he wants to repeat.
They’ve Re-Signed Running
Back After Super Bowl
Former Notre Dame run- ning back C.J. Prosise was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers days before their Super Bowl LV win. He’s back with the NFL champs today, the team has announced.
He was added by the Buc- caneers after being waived by Houston in December, but re- leased to free up a roster spot before the game with the
Daughter Of Lombardi
Kansas City Chiefs.
Apology From Tom Brady
Trophy Designer Wants
Tom Brady’s Lombardi Trophy boat throw that went viral Wednesday didn’t go over well with one Fort Myers, Fla., woman, who said the toss was an insult to her family’s legacy.
“It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and dis- respected by being thrown as if it was a real football,” Lor- raine Grohs told Fox4.
During the Buccaneers’ boat parade on the Hillsbor- ough River to celebrate Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl 2021 victory over the Chiefs, the 43-year-old quarterback tossed the Lombardi Trophy from his yacht to someone on another boat.
That upset Grohs, who is the daughter of Greg Grohs, the master silversmith at Tiffany and Company from 1967 to 1994, who crafted the first Vince Lombardi Trophy.
She said the seven-time Super Bowl champion disre- spected the trophy and the people that work on it.
Now, Grohs wants Brady to say he’s sorry.
“I personally would like an
apology, not just to me and my family and the other sil- versmiths but to the fans, all the football fans the other team players,” she said.
Groh told the network that Brady’s trophy toss made her so upset that she had sleepless nights over the fact he treated the passion her father put into the trophy so lightly.
Brady also drew more at- tention when he needed help from an escort to walk as he made his way back onto land following the boozy boat pa- rade.
But it looks like Brady is done with his partying and ready to get back to work.

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