Antonio Brown can't resist dig at Buccaneers after former team's elimination

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If you thought Antonio Brown was going to take the high road after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the playoffs, you just don't know Antonio Brown.

Three weeks after Brown quit the Bucs via public disrobing, the wide receiver couldn't resist posting a tweet making light of his former team's season-ending 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in the NFC divisional round. His choice of image was himself with a photoshopped "Bucs eliminated" sign.

Brown's tweet reflects a relationship with the Buccaneers hasn't exactly strengthened since the time he angrily left the team in the middle of the game.

Days after the incident, Brown released a statement through his lawyer claiming he only quit after Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians pressured him to play through an injured ankle. An MRI allegedly showed the ankle to require surgery after revealing broken bone fragments, a torn ligament and loss of cartilage.

Brown followed that up with his own media tour, in which he posted screencaps appearing to show Tom Brady's controversial trainer Alex Guerrero refusing to refund him money for services not rendered, equated Brady and Arians to "Home Alone" villains and said Brady "can't do s*** by himself." He also denied having mental health struggles and claimed a couple teams have already called him.

Before Sunday's game, Brown curiously published an Instagram post supportive of Brady, so it's safe to say his feelings about his former quarterback and team are a mixed bag.

Antonio Brown's relationship with the Buccaneers isn't exactly thriving. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown's relationship with the Buccaneers isn't exactly thriving. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It's hard to say how much the loss of Brown ended up hurting the Bucs, though his absence might have been felt against the Rams. Brady finished the game 30-of-54 for 329 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Outside of Pro Bowler Mike Evans, the Buccaneers' top performing wide receiver was Scotty Miller, who had 38 receiving yards on four receptions and six targets.

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