Steelers president on Antonio Brown: ‘We’ll look at all the options’

12 January, 2019, 09:44 | Author: Judy Cobb
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Antonio Brown made public comments about how he's going to make public comments about the Pittsburgh Steelers' openness to trading him over unbecoming behavior.

With the recent statement from Pittsburgh Steelers' owner Art Rooney II regarding Antonio Brown, it is increasingly looking like the Pro Bowl receiver is on his way out.

"That has to be taken into consideration", Rooney told the Post-Gazette of cap implications, "but, as I sit here today, I'm not going to say that's going to box us into anything". "We'll look at all the options".

"That's one of the questions we have to answer - whether we can get to a point where we all feel good about him being on the roster next year", Rooney said. But there's no sense on closing the door on anything today.

"All other options" could only conceivably mean a trade since Rooney also relayed to Gulac that he didn't foresee Brown sticking with the Steelers in the long term.

The news follows reports that Brown's absence in the season-finale against the Bengals was because of a dispute with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leading up to the game.

That's a pretty damning statement to make on perhaps the game's best receiver, although given that the team believes Brown quit on them down the stretch.

Though Brown, 30, wants out, it's unclear what the price tag would be for the wideout who finished with 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns during the 2018 season. He signed a four-year, $68 million extention in February 2017. Brown recently unfollowed his current team on social media and started following the 49ers, several of its players, and liked 49ers-related content, especially content which pushed a Brown-to-San-Francisco message. We have two months to go before we can do anything.

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