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

Steelers president Art Rooney II leaves option of trading Antonio Brown open

Steelers president Art Rooney II leaves option of trading Antonio Brown open

Detroit is listed with the second-best odds to acquire Brown, either via trade or by signing him if the Steelers decide to release him. Brown's $2.5 million roster bonus due March 17 would incentivize the Steelers to deal him.

After his fallout with the Steelers toward the end of the season that saw Brown skip practices and team meetings and ultimately get benched in Week 17, stemming in part from an incident with Ben Roethlisberger, there's a good chance the four-time All-Pro won't be back in Pittsburgh next season.

Just a few hours after Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II gave a bleak outlook on Antonio Brown's future with the organization, Brown responded by tweeting a photo of himself and Mr. Rooney with a curious caption.

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The Steelers would absorb $21.12 million in 2019 dead money on the salary cap by trading Brown, but taking his $22.165 million cap charge off the books would offset that cost. Brown registered 104 receptions with a league-leading 15 receiving touchdowns through 15 games in 2018, and he has reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark in seven of his nine NFL seasons. They are desperate for wide receiver help though, and Brown is the style of receiver 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan covets. Brown also is very close with Pro Bowl TE George Kittle and has started following several 49ers players and the team's official account on Twitter, so make of that what you wish. He only played in 15 games after being forced to sit their must-win season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Antonio Brown saga rolls on, and today a new event unfolded that sent the internet back into chaos-if it wasn't already. "We'll see how things play out", Rooney said. We have two months to go before we can do anything.

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