Antonio Brown’s agents in Pittsburgh, with contract talks looming

AP

It wasn’t a video, but Antonio Brown has used social media to reveal another potentially big story.

According to Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers wide receiver posted a photo of himself with his agents in Pittsburgh this week on his Snapchat account, which could be reasonably assumed to be an indication of contract talks with the Steelers beginning.

The photo shows Brown with agents Drew and Jason Rosenhaus atop Mt. Washington, and while Pittsburgh’s a lovely city, it’s hardly a destination for the Miami-based pair unless they’re doing business. They also represent Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who is scheduled to be a free agent in a few weeks.

Brown has one year left on his deal, which is the point at which the Steelers have been saying they’d negotiate a new one with him since his $4.7 million salary makes him underpaid (in the relative, this is an athlete we’re talking about here sense).

The wide receiver has been working in recent weeks to “rebuild the trust” with the Steelers after he made them angry with his Facebook Live video from a postgame locker room. And it appears there’s at least some talks about taking him up on his desire to be a “Steeler for life.”

10 responses to “Antonio Brown’s agents in Pittsburgh, with contract talks looming

  1. 9-4 in Conference championships
    6-3 in Superbowls

    In a situation like this you need to ask – what would Bill do. Bill knows something about player personnel.

    Enjoy that you get to live in this time and bear witness to his greatness.

  2. They will have 30% of their salary cap tied up in three players. Roethlisberger’s average cap hit the next three years is $21 million. If Bell and Brown come in at $15 million each, that’s over $50 million. Maybe that makes sense for them, but it might make more sense to pay Bell and trade Brown.

  3. Well he hasn’t posted any new locker room videos or gotten any personal fouls for a couple weeks so that surely counts for something, right?

  4. Brown has been advanced a lot of money on a new contract so his cap hit is actually over 13M so he’s not been severely underpaid.

    Steelers are about 35M under the cap.

  5. nflrulebook says:
    Feb 15, 2017 7:35 AM
    9-4 in Conference championships
    6-3 in Superbowls

    In a situation like this you need to ask – what would Bill do. Bill knows something about player personnel.

    Enjoy that you get to live in this time and bear witness to his greatness.

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    Penalized cheater on several levels was left out of your mention of greatness….can’t ignor that can we.

    Ben needs both if he hopes to get one more Lombardi.

  6. $35 Million under the cap and they won’t take huge cap hits in signing Bell and Brown, they will spread it out for the length of the contracts, knowing the salary cap will continue to go up year after year. Then, they will convert the salary to a signing bonus to free up space if need be.

    Whoever thinks that they will take a huge hit in 2017-18 on three players clearly doesn’t know the process. I have 100% confidence in Omar Khan and Kevin Colbert, as well as Mr. Rooney.

    I’m already excited for next season, especially with Heyward and Bryant coming back in the mix!

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