Report: Packers aren’t actually interested in Brown either

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The Packers may be interested in Antonio Brown. Unless they aren’t.

The swirling confusion over the wantaway Steelers wide receiver’s situation has led to some ESPN-on-ESPN crime this morning.

Last night, ESPN’s Dianna Russini said the Packers were “interested and looking to make moves per sources.”

This morning, ESPN.com Packers beat reporter Rob Demovsky refuted that, in fairly explicit terms.

“The Packers won’t jump in now and were not involved before,” Demovsky wrote. “They never had any conversations with the Steelers about the receiver.”

While new Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst has promised to be more aggressive than his predecessor, Brown doesn’t seem like a philosophical fit in Green Bay anyway. The presence of Aaron Rodgers would have likely appealed to him more than Josh Allen, but it’s impossible to know if Brown would have balked at another cold-weather locale.

45 responses to “Report: Packers aren’t actually interested in Brown either

  1. so if we are now ruling out cold weather places, as well as teams perceived to not be in contention, only stud qb teams, and cap friendly teams, he really is running out of options
    seattle, dallas and new orleans are the only ones i can think of that would satisfy all the components

  2. Packers were also too nervous to make a move for Mack last year and that turned out wonderfully for them.

    This is a no-brainer for Green Bay to pair AB with Davante Adams, but of course they’re gonna play it safe.

  3. There are many solid wide receivers who aren’t divas or locker room poison. Brown may not be extreme in either, but there’s enough smoke that a team would be wise to stay away from him – in case there really is a fire.
    Packers, don’t touch him, please.

  4. So what happens if a team won’t give up a first?
    In that case the Steelers should keep him.
    Antonio Brown sabotaged the trade by driving his value down.

    He cashed the check for the signing bonus and then announces he wants out the next year. But thats not enough. He wants to screw the team that paid him. And get paid again by the new team.
    If I was Rooney I’d keep him.

  5. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    March 8, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Raiders on Line 1 for Kevin Colbert: We’ll take AB off your hands for a 4th.

    ———–

    More like we swap 7’s

  6. Kurt’s Cousin says:
    March 8, 2019 at 9:49 am
    Oh darn, it would have been fun to watch he and Aaron together. I can see it now, both of them sitting together pouting, every time they lose.
    ________________

    Or embarrassingly arguing with each other on the sidelines during the biggest game of the year………….Wait, my bad……that was Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen last year during the Bears game.

  7. Oh please this was easy. Brown wants to be paid good money so the packers were never in it. They like to leak they are so the fans get excited is all.

  8. Kurt’s Cousin says:
    March 8, 2019 at 9:49 am
    Oh darn, it would have been fun to watch he and Aaron together. I can see it now, both of them sitting together pouting, every time they lose.

    4 7 Rate This

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    That would be better than seeing them go at it on the sidelines like Cousins and Theilen.

  9. Oh darn, it would have been fun to watch he and Aaron together. I can see it now, both of them sitting together pouting, every time they lose.
    —–
    There’s that awareness issue I keep talking about. I only remember one QB/receiver sideline issue in all of the nfl last year.

  10. Love all these delusional fans who think their team is getting AB for peanuts. If its not a 1st round pick or a package of several picks, he’s not going to your team. sorry.

  11. Rodgers may have all the ability in the world, but if AB doesn’t like being thrown under the bus, this is the wrong place for him.

  12. Wafflestomp says:
    March 8, 2019 at 9:59 am
    Kurt’s Cousin says:
    March 8, 2019 at 9:49 am
    Oh darn, it would have been fun to watch he and Aaron together. I can see it now, both of them sitting together pouting, every time they lose.
    ________________

    Or embarrassingly arguing with each other on the sidelines during the biggest game of the year………….Wait, my bad……that was Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen last year during the Bears game.

    *******************
    Oh My, that is so true.
    That really was fun.

  13. Can someone please link for me the season that AB lead his team to a SB win? I can’t seem to find it anywhere…

    Yeah, that’s because any team doesn’t NEED him to win – good luck to whoever signs him, i really hope whoever does is on Hard Knocks so we can watch the team implode before the season starts!

  14. chickensalad43 says:
    March 8, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Packers were also too nervous to make a move for Mack last year and that turned out wonderfully for them
    ===========================
    Altering the facts of the situation doesn’t lend more credulity to your post. When Mack became available, everyone, including the Raiders, thought the Bears would finish behind the Packers in the North thereby insuring they would receive higher draft choices. History has a way of making hindsight vision 20-20.

  15. There isn’t enough square footage in the Packers locker room to fit both AB and Erin’s heads at the same time.
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    Well, you obviously haven’t seen the Packers locker room. It’s huge.

  16. Actually, the Packers DID make a move to try to get Mack. They just got out bid by the Bears, who have now mortgaged their future by giving up enough draft picks to fill and NFL roster.

  17. Would be interesting to see AB in Green Bay but there is no way Rodgers would allow any player with a bigger ego than his to join the team.

  18. tylawspick6 says:
    March 8, 2019 at 8:42 am
    These teams are posturing to lovwer the price. The price will come down and he;ll be dealt around the draft.
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    Doubtful. The pool of teams with cap space and a suicidal desire to take on Mr. Big Chest is dwindling by the minute.

    Once free agency kicks in, that pool is going to dry up completely.
    That’s exactly the reason why the Steelers put an artificial timeline on this trade to begin with.

    I believe some team will pull the trigger on a deal before the weekend is through.
    But at considerably less compensation than the Steelers had hoped.

  19. I am surprised the Packers are smart enough to know to not have two me first, self centered players on their team . That’s too bad, I would have loved to have seen that circus.
    I guess I’ll just have to settle for juggling practice.

  20. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    March 8, 2019 at 11:25 am
    They already have a toxic locker room with Rodgers there. Could it really get any worse?
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    It could be much worse. We could have spats between players on the sidelines, or DBs calling their own plays, or burn through 2 OCs per year, or stuck with a madman at the helm handing out novelty t-shirts and mutilating stuffed animals fir motivation. The only thing worse than having all that would be having all that with nothing good to show for it… ever. Not to worry, though. Word has it, The Kubiak Dynasty is right around the corner.

  21. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    March 8, 2019 at 11:25 am
    They already have a toxic locker room with Rodgers there. Could it really get any worse?
    __________________

    Really? That’s odd, the Packers just had a Fullback retire yesterday, a Super Bowl Champion and 9 year teammate of Aaron Rodgers that had nothing but glowing things to say about the QB.

    He spoke about card games, costumes, locker room pranks, walks down the tunnel, and of course, his teammate’s leadership skills, but nothing about toxicity.
    Kind of screws up your whole narrative again, huh?

  22. Brown is a self-centered prima donna. This team has no need for a first one.

    Everything seems to be coming up Milhouse for the Packers.

  23. chickensalad43 says:
    March 8, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Packers were also too nervous to make a move for Mack last year and that turned out wonderfully for them.
    This is a no-brainer for Green Bay to pair AB with Davante Adams, but of course they’re gonna play it safe.
    —————————————————————————–
    Nope. This all probably had nothing to do with Ben, AB started making noise when JJSS started making plays and AB felt the spotlight shifting and he doesn’t like sharing. Adams is a nice receiver and would threaten AB just like JJSS does and he would cry again. if it did have anything to do with Ben’s attitude, AB surely wouldn’t jell with Rodgers.

  24. I am surprised the Packers are smart enough to know to not have two me first, self centered players on their team . That’s too bad, I would have loved to have seen that circus.
    ——
    You did. It happened when your team’s playoff chances were on the line against the Bears.

  25. Wait a minute, who says Green Bay said no first? What probably happened was Green Bay saw Brown refused to report to Buffalo and realized there would be no way he would then report to Green Bay and the Packers got out in front of this.
    Good for them.

  26. stellarperformance says:
    March 8, 2019 at 12:06 pm
    Brown is a self-centered prima donna. This team has no need for a first one.

    Everything seems to be coming up Milhouse for the Packers.
    ———-
    What changes just a week or so ago you were saying being in GB might reel him in and the packers should take a flyer on him

  27. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm
    Wait a minute, who says Green Bay said no first? What probably happened was Green Bay saw Brown refused to report to Buffalo and realized there would be no way he would then report to Green Bay and the Packers got out in front of this.
    Good for them.
    ___________

    Not likely. A twitter user already posted a picture of AB in a Packers’ uniform a couple of weeks ago and Brown “liked” the photo.
    I know it’s nothing conclusive, but the fact he actually responded to it positively leads me to believe that Green Bay withdrew their interest, thankfully.

  28. The Packers haven’t had a Diva WR since Javon Walker
    … Lets keep it that way
    =====

    Greg Jennings seems like he’d fit right in on reality tv, at least toward the end of his Packer run..

  29. pkrlvr says:
    March 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    I am surprised the Packers are smart enough to know to not have two me first, self centered players on their team . That’s too bad, I would have loved to have seen that circus.
    ——
    You did. It happened when your team’s playoff chances were on the line against the Bears.
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    Glad you were able to watch a game with playoff implications that week and not just the JV game in Detroit that week.

  30. RMoss84HOF says:
    March 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm
    What changes just a week or so ago you were saying being in GB might reel him in and the packers should take a flyer on him
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    I’d accept anybody signed by the Packers……….bad attitude, immature, needs something else, whatever, but under one condition:

    They have to want to be here! If it’s a tough sell, screw ‘em.

  31. stellarperformance says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    RMoss84HOF says:
    March 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm
    What changes just a week or so ago you were saying being in GB might reel him in and the packers should take a flyer on him
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    I’d accept anybody signed by the Packers……….bad attitude, immature, needs something else, whatever, but under one condition:

    They have to want to be here! If it’s a tough sell, screw ‘em.
    ——————-
    So you’d welcome Greg Hardy if he came back or Ray Rice? Ruben Foster is still out there

  32. No team is really interested in AB, why would you want him at this point! He is above reproach! Non coach able ! Listens to no one! Worried about his targets and stats! No idea or interest in Team Concept! Will abandon the team if things don’t go his way! Wants , wants , wants has absolutely no interest in anything but self. He needs to play for the Steelers or don’t play.

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