Report: Steelers are close to trading Antonio Brown

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Mr. Big Chest apparently was right. Unless he decides once again to exercise his de facto no-trade clause.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are close to a deal to trade receiver Antonio Brown.

The team hasn’t been identified (it’s probably not the Bills). Many believe that it will be the Raiders. According to Dulac, three teams are “still alive” in the chase for Brown.

Brown expects a new contract as part of the trade, and the Steelers reportedly expect a first-round pick. The Raiders have three to give.

But watch the details carefully. The Raiders could get a first-round pick, but they also could get some consideration on the back end that would essentially make it less than a first-round pick.

104 responses to “Report: Steelers are close to trading Antonio Brown

  1. Dude is acting like a free agent.. AND HE IS NOT! I don’t have a dog in the fight here but am I the only one that will be cheering for his failure over the remainder of his career?

  2. “Brown expects a new contract as part of the trade, and the Steelers reportedly expect a first-round pick. The Raiders have three to give.”

    If the Raiders had 32 1sts giving up one of them under these circumstances is still overpaying.

  3. The Raiders trade their 24th pick for Antonio Brown.

    Give him a lot of guaranteed money first three years.

    That’s my prediction.

  4. “But watch the details carefully. The Raiders could get a first-round pick, but they also could get some consideration on the back end that would essentially make it less than a first-round pick.”

    If they Raiders can get Brown and a first rd pick that’d be awesome. Lol

  5. Sounds a lot like it will be the Raiders. Gruden cancelled an appearance last minute:

    “I just want to say I’m really sorry I cant be there at the clinic — trying to get a first down here” he said in a video message. “We got a lot going on.”

  6. The league better sit on this guy or every player with a name will screw the entire free agent system up forever. Others are watching. If he profits from this, others will follow suit

  7. Eagles. Dumped Bennett, dump Agholor and they opened up almost 17 million in cap space. Welcome Brown.

  8. Brown, a player under contract, has made himself the De facto GM of the Steelers by nixing deals. They better put a stop to this before out sets precedent

  9. hes coming to turn around the Memphis Express of the AAF. Mike Singletary, Mettenberger, and the old LSU dawgs are on FIRE all they need is a big time WR

  10. The Colts have the cap room to make him the highest paid receiver. But the question is whether Reich and the Bills want the headache.

    AB has handled his WHOLE beef with Big Ben in a VERY piss poor manner. Throughout much of his career, Ben has thrown teammates under the bus. Colbert and Tomlin should have both nipped that in the bud, the first time Ben did it. By default Ben is the leader but a REAL leader doesn’t publicly throw folks under the bus.

  11. If Raiders can’t protect Carr , or whomever, it doesn’t matter who the wideouts are.

  12. In a related story, Bruce Allensays the Skins have a trade in the works dealing multiple first and second round picks for an AFC receiver.

    Sarcasm…but could be true.

  13. Cmon gruden pull the trigger! Big bum can miss the playoffs again and throw juju and connor under the bus from here on out. #ABDC

  14. Good luck to which ever team acquire this migraine(he worst than the common headaches)

  15. Brown can shine in any offense. He can take a 5 yard pass to the house, and he can blow by everyone on deep balls. Also makes tough catches in traffic. He just wasn’t a good fit with the different personalities in Pittsburgh. It’s tough when there isn’t one guy in charge, like with Belichick or Gruden. Everyone knows who’s in charge. That is really important, especially with an ultra-passionate player like Brown. I think his passion combined with Gruden’s passion is a great match. If he goes to Oakland, every receiving record will be broken. If he goes to New England, they’ll win their 7th super bowl.

  16. cadreamer1969 says:
    March 8, 2019 at 6:25 pm
    Eagles. Dumped Bennett, dump Agholor and they opened up almost 17 million in cap space. Welcome Brown.

    2 4 Rate This

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    your team is old
    an in a raging cap hell

    how delusional can you be?

  17. But watch the details carefully. The Raiders could get a first-round pick, but they also could get some consideration on the back end that would essentially make it less than a first-round pick.

    The team that trades for him better look out for “some consideration on the back end” …. He’s all about himself, I’d pass, thank you.

  18. charliecharger says:
    March 8, 2019 at 6:36 pm
    Brown can shine in any offense. He can take a 5 yard pass to the house, and he can blow by everyone on deep balls. Also makes tough catches in traffic. He just wasn’t a good fit with the different personalities in Pittsburgh.
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    He used to take 5 yard passes 60 yards to the House, hasn’t done that in quite a while. Still the best at sideline catches and vertical routes. If he’s motivated might have two more big years left. He may end up missing his former QB though.

  19. Ill be glad when I hear the final flash of this immature turd.

    Stay close to your mirror.

  20. I’m sure this little show AB is putting on will, in no small way, effect the next CBA negotiations. I see his, look at me, stunt hurting the players in the next agreement. No way are owners going to fork out more guaranteed money when a player can throw a tantrum to get more money, and quit on their current team. He had a huge deal with the Steelers. This has only ever been about AB trying to get more money. Everything else was a smokescreen.

  21. Only the raiders would give up a first and more money for a guy thats value(personal and because the team is dealing from weakness) is a 4th or 5th at best.

  22. If Gruden couldn’t handle Marquette King’s antics what is he gonna do with this clown? Besides if he goes to the Raiders I hope he enjoys short passes for little gain. Carr doesnt throw deep to his own receivers very often.

  23. Anyone notice a face saving undercurrent for the Steelers in all of the “leaks” about THEIR “divas”. Maybe the real diva is elsewhere in the string of events.

  24. Brown, on his Instagram feed, said “Got the black and gray on already.” Pretty good guess it’s the Raiders, especially since this just feels like a Chucky move.

  25. If you think of the 2010 draft, Brown has been the best WR of the bunch (better than Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Golden Tate, Emmanuel Sanders, etc). As a 6th rounder, he’s the Tom Brady of receivers. 29 of the 33 players ahead of him in total receiving yards were drafted in rounds before him. He is ahead of Jerry Rice at this point and age (30) in his career in receptions (227) and receiving yards (934 yards), though Rice had 24 more TDs.

  26. weatherman5151 says:
    It’s a shame the CTE has set in at 31. AB is so mental it’s sad.
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    It does in fact appear that Antonio Brown may be suffering from serious CTE — assuming CTE stands for Certifiable and Total Egomaniac.

  27. Balwahahahaha the almost Former Oakland Raiders, the only team other than buffalo where i want this guy to land. See you at Arrowhead B.

  28. oh for gods sake just do it already and let him ruin whatever team he goes to.

    Too late – signed, Raider fans.

  29. Not sure what’s up with Brown. At times it’s seemed he might be suffering from CTE or under mental distress. Mr. Big Chest? Seriously? Then again, maybe he’s so frustrated to be paid less than OBJ that he’s willing to engage in this bizarre drama solely to try and secure a bigger, better contract than the one to which he’s bound for the next three years in Pittsburgh. All I know is that he makes me appreciate Larry Fitzgerald and miss John Stallworth and Art Monk. Sigh …

  30. Watch your tongue about the mighty Fleet. They have as many SB wins as the Vikings, Lions, and Bills, and unlike the Bills have never lost to a CFL team.

  31. charliecharger says:
    If it’s the Raiders, Mike Mayock’s a genius!
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    Sure, Charlie, Mayock is a “genius.” And Luke Falk was the best QB in last year’s draft class (you remember writing that little gem? I can provide the link if you deny it). 🙂

  32. Raiders need a good start in their new home in Vegas…AB will be perfect. Except within a year he’ll either wear out his welcome or get arrested..or both.. I’m going with both! (Actually I’m hoping for both)

  33. daburgher says:
    March 8, 2019 at 6:17 pm
    as a steelers fan i cant wait until this is over. please be over soon.
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    It’ll never be over as long as Ben and Tomlin are there.

  34. Just because some fans pine away for ‘old time FB’ doesn’t mean modern players have to act that or they have a brain disease. Times have changed. It’s about the brand and the money. Guess what ‘deranged, CTE’ ABrown is gonna get. What he wants. With a raise. The ‘Do what I tell you and play for the love of the game’ days are over. Even in big time college FB. There’s plenty of money and the players are getting the short end. Go watch minor league FB if you don’t like it. Miss the leather helmet days, welp.

  35. Cracks me up when I hear people speaking about AB vs Ben. AB vs Tomlin, vs Steelers.
    ALL THIS IS..IS MONEY! He has 3 years left and knows he cannot get another high paying contract if he plays it out. He cannot ask the Steelers for more money as he is under contract, and he took all that guaranteed upfront money!!! So he has to create issues to get off team so he can ask for more money. Give me a break, been on team for 9 years going on 10! How can anyone not see this set up for what it is…………

  36. Watch your tongue about the mighty Fleet. They have as many SB wins as the Vikings, Lions, and Bills, and unlike the Bills have never lost to a CFL team.

    Cool story about a game that took place in 1960. Must be rough to be such a loser and have such a sad little life that you must live so vicariously through your sports team

  37. top 3 cap hits for WR for 2019 (as of now)
    – Brown; no playoffs in 2018
    – OBJ; not close to playoffs in 2018
    – Mike Evans; not close to playoffs in 2018

    theres a reason Belichick never pays WR divas anywhere close to the percent of cap space those 3 consume…it’s simply dumb.

  38. tavisteelersfan says:
    March 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Green Bay

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    Oh please let it be the Packers. Watching Erin and Brown sniping at each other on the sidelines, and listening to Erin take passive aggressive shots at Brown in his pressers, while Brown does the same on twitter would be so amazing. And Brown in Wisconsin? Oh please let that happen. Please. ALthough he may have to start wearing deer fur…. And the cheese necks would eat this up

  39. The dude is literally trying to derail his career.
    Big Ben is no bum.
    Have fun catching passes from 55 percent completion percentage Josh Allen. Or in San Diego where no one attends the games. Or how about the Browns where they fire coaches every 2 years.

  40. The Raiders should insist on two first round picks to take this bum….

    “The Raiders could get a first-round pick, but they also could get some consideration on the back end that would essentially make it less than a first-round pick.”

  41. Antonio Brown has been in the top 5 in the last 5 years in: Receptions, Receiving Yards, and Receiving Touchdowns. He shows up constantly in the top 5 in the league, there’s no disputing it.

  42. Steeler Fans that are trashing AB are just salty. He has constantly been a top performer in Receptions, Receiving Yards and Touchdowns.

    When your Star Running Back and Star Wide Receiver wants out so badly, that is probably an indication that your ship is sinking.

  43. The Raiders could get a first-round pick, but they also could get some consideration on the back end that would essentially make it less than a first-round pick.
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    Wow, the Raiders would get Brown and a first round pick? That’s nuts, seems like the Steelers would really lose in this situation. Why would they do it?

  44. This just in: AB may or not be traded to any of the other 31 teams whom he may or may not want to go to…my gosh, enough with this diva already…he and OBJ…what receiver ever led their team to a championship? None

  45. Just a year ago Steelers fans were chirping about how Brown might eclipse Jerry Rice’s receiving records. Now they can’t wait to get rid of this diva turd…and if he winds up in Buffalo, kiss any chance of approaching Rice’s marks goodbye.

  46. I sure as hell hope my raiders are not signing this goof je didn’t “work hard” for the Steelers what makes u think he will for us he is just another money hungry greedy as player how many millions is enough how many mansions and expensive cars do u need terrible move

  47. Steelers organization is sinking. Going to be a long year coming up

    Thanks for saying that now I know will have a great year because its well known your forecasting skills closely related to your honesty….nuff said.

  48. Close is a relative term.

    An asteroid coming within 100,000 miles of earth is “close” but still 100,000 miles away.

  49. When your Star Running Back and Star Wide Receiver wants out so badly, that is probably an indication that your ship is sinking.

    Shallow thinkers never find the diamonds hidden just below the surface.

    Some times you have to cut some stars to make new ones.

  50. I can’t wait to see where his majesty approves of a trade. Unless you want to turn your team over to this diva & pay him a poop ton of money ( and oh yeah in a yr or 2 more money) he won’t play for you. The Steelers should have played hardball and let him sit out a yr or 2 and oh yeah repay any bonus money. Also let’s see how good the other Pittsburg diva makes out ( Bell). He chose to sit out a year and it will be intersting to see his production.

  51. Brown is over playing his worth. Tom Brady has 6 Rings and has not demanded being the highest paid at his position. It’s ridiculous!

  52. I have been hearingfor days now is that they are talking to multiple unnamed teams and a deal is close. Since then there have been occasional reports of s specific now named team being out of the mix and it turns out their ‘interest’ was nothing more than a due diligence call to see what the deal was. So on it goes, even this story is a day old. They are talking to ‘several unnamed teams’ and a deal is ‘about to happen’. Got it.

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