Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Antonio Brown Trade Could Happen Soon

Antonio Brown Trade Could Happen Soon

While the Steelers agreed to work on a trade, they have not given permission for Brown and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to speak with interested teams, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. The Raiders reportedly have shown plenty of interest in adding the All-Pro wide receiver, and NBC Sports' Peter King even called the Silver and Black the best fit for him.

Last offseason, they made trades involving Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant and Raiders receiver Ryan Switzer. With Antonio Brown's $2.5 million roster bonus due on the 17th of March, Pittsburgh essentially has 12 days to figure out where to place their disgruntled wideout.

One team with lots of money available is the New York Jets, but Rapoport noted that they no longer have interest in trading for Brown.

Antonio Brown's wish of getting out of Pittsburgh could soon come to fruition. But he has been unhappy with the Steelers and requested they move him last month. That sounds exceptionally steep for a 30-year-old receiver so willing to publicly roast his team's front office, coaches and principal teammates, as Brown has done publicly with the Steelers since the end of this past season. With already limited draft capital and essentially unlimited cap space, the Jets deemed it not worthy to make a blockbuster trade for Brown.

Any agreed upon trade can't become official until March 13th. In 2018, Brown finished second on team (behind Juju Smith-Schuster) in receptions with 104, racked up 1,297 total yards and a league-leading 15 touchdown catches in route to his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl.

"For us to take him from our team and let him go somewhere else where we know we're not only subtracting a great player, but we may be giving him to a competitor", Colbert said.

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