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Bruce Arians says Tampa Bay Buccaneers wouldn't accommodate Tom Brady return to another team

Luke Easterling
Bucs Wire

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain open to the possibility of retired Tom Brady returning to play for them in 2022, but if the quarterback wants to play elsewhere this season, they won’t be facilitating such a move.

Speaking to the media Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was asked whether the team would accommodate Brady if he wanted to be dealt to another team this offseason, and his answer was clear.

“Nope,” Arians said. “Bad business.”

Arians was later asked what it would take for another team to make it worth Tampa Bay’s while to move Brady.

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“Five No. 1s? Maybe,” he said.

Arians said Brady didn't leave the door open to a possible return.

“He slammed it shut when I talked to him,” Arians said.