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Jaydon Mickens arrested on gun charge

Tom Brady kept his salary at a manageable level for most of his career to help the Patriots add talent around him. Could he do the same with the Buccaneers this offseason?

Buccaneers wide receiver/kick returner Jaydon Mickens is reportedly facing a gun charge in Los Angeles. reports that Mickens was arrested on March 5 after police officers found a concealed firearm during a traffic stop. The police report indicates that Mickens faces a felony charge as a result. Mickens posted bail of $35,000 and is due in court on July 8.

Per the report, the Buccaneers are aware of the arrest and are expected to issue a statement about it in the near future.

Mickens played 10 regular season games and all four postseason games for the Buccaneers last season. He was their primary returner and also played 75 offensive snaps.

UPDATE 2:48 p.m. ET: “We are aware of the issue regarding Jaydon that occurred in Los Angeles last week. He reached out to let us know about the situation soon after it happened and we have been in contact with the league office to ensure they were aware. We will continue to monitor the situation but will have no further comment at this time,” the Buccaneers said in a statement.