AB says he’s grateful for 2nd chance provided by Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Antonio Brown says he’s grateful to be back in the NFL, let alone preparing to play in the Super Bowl. The talented but sometimes volatile receiver joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers midway through this season after serving an eight-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, a ban that left few options to resume a prolific career derailed by his off-the-field issues. Brown’s status for Sunday’s title game is uncertain because of a knee injury. Nevertheless, he says he extremely appreciative for the team giving him an opportunity to jumpstart his career after his suspension.