Potential Jets target Antonio Brown demands trade from Steelers

Tanya Simon
February 12, 2019

He requested a phone conversation with disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown.

That receiver is Antonio Brown and although he's under contract with the Steelers, Brown's status in Pittsburgh has become one of the biggest mysteries heading into the start of free agency.

If Brown does hit the trade market, it will be interesting to see what kind of interest there is.

Brown, 30, attached a video of highlights from his time with the Steelers with Lil Uzi Vert's "Now I Do What I Want" playing. Brown was benched for Pittsburgh's final game of the regular season after skipping a walk-through and not communicating with staff regarding a knee injury.

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According to Steelers president Art Rooney II, the Steelers still didn't hear from Brown in the weeks following that Week 17 contest.

The NFL wide receiver was cited after being pulled over for driving in excess of 100 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone on McKnight Road in Ross Township back on November 8, 2018. The Steelers would have to eat $21 million in dead money to trade Brown, but if they are open to it, that dead money won't impact his new team.

This wasn't the only news involving the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver, though. Brown is also second in receptions (837) and touchdowns (74) to Ward (1,000 and 85, respectively).

As outlined above, acquiring Brown comes with definite risk but could be a home run for a contender.

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