Published: Sat, March 09, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Antonio Brown exercises leverage as Steelers work on trade

Antonio Brown exercises leverage as Steelers work on trade

Brown is due a $2.5 million bonus in just over a week and I'm sure Pittsburgh would rather not pay it. He's only made it tougher for the team to move him since.

Rapoport then tweeted that the deal isn't official, but doubled-down that it's on it's way to happening.

"We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers, "Beane told ESPN's Adam Schefter".

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday night the two sides were closing a deal, but said Friday it collapsed because Brown would not commit to showing up in Buffalo. The Steelers recently imposed a deadline on themselves to move Brown, intending to reach an agreement by close of business on Friday, March 8.

At least a few teams are interested in trading for Brown, with the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans reportedly among the favorites to acquire him. Brown demanded a trade after Pittsburgh's season ended.

Complaint: Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff ran $1m slush fund
The group stated it ran campaigns in a similar fashion for at least nine other candidates. The complaint was drafted by the Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center.

So no, it doesn't sound like the Cincinnati Bengals will have to put up with Brown on the Steelers for much longer.

Brown, who has wanted out of Pittsburgh since the beginning of the offseason, has been linked to several different National Football League franchises, though the Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins, among others, were mentioned the most.

The jokes are out in full force following Antonio Brown's decision to not come to Buffalo to play for the Bills.

My understanding is the Steelers were working with three teams towards the end of this week, with the Bills being one of them.

Like this: