Why Steelers wouldn’t even consider trading Antonio Brown to Patriots.
At bare minimum, it’s become clear the Steelers’ initial high price for Brown has come down and Bills general manager Brandon Beane is highly interested, especially if he can acquire a player of Brown’s caliber for less than face value. The Steelers were ultimately unable to ship Brown out of the AFC, but they were able to avoid sending him to a divisional foe. Oakland is consistently mentioned as one of the bidders, with Tennessee, Washington and New Orleans also reported to have some level of interest.
Brown says he’ll be in a walking boot another three to four weeks and should start running in April or May but won’t be fully cleared until training camp.
Murray, Haskins, Missouri’s Drew Lock, Duke’s Daniel Jones and West Virginia’s Will Grier are all interesting. “They’re going to go higher than they should just because the market demands it,” the scout said. “There might be four, maybe even five of them go in the first (round).
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After going through the Le’Veon Bell fiasco, the Steelers surely realize a player is capable of sitting out a season, though Brown is still under contract through 2021.
Brown plus the Steelers’ second- or third-round pick could make sense.
A lot of what Brown told Darlington was a re-hash of what he’s said in recent weeks on social media but he did offer some new information that could be vitally important to his next team. I assume this means the perfect team and the perfect contract.
Steelers and Bills discussed a trade involving WR Antonio Brown, I’m told, but Brown was clear that he didn’t want to go to Buffalo.
Either would need to be paired with another mid-round pick. If he wants out of Pittsburgh, he should do everything in his power to be released from his contract.Pittsburgh is built to compete now, and it must maximize that with the most talent it can get. It’s just too hard to come up with a scenario in which the Steelers come out better without Brown. This is not like the Colts cutting Peyton Manning because they know they can replace him with Andrew Luck. The Steelers with Joshua Dobbs, Brown, Smith-Schuster and, say, two first-rounders rounders probably would not compete. If the Steelers need salary cap relief, look for them to extend Roethlisberger’s contract and spread out his cap hit.
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Ego ruined Antonio Brown with the Steelers.
At 30, he’s right about at the age where a receiver could conceivably get one last big payday before his production begins to slip.