Steelers GM: Interest has grown on Brown trade

Steelers GM: Interest has grown on Brown trade

Steelers GM: Interest has grown on Brown trade

Antonio Brown isn't "angry" with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he has maintained his desire to be traded.

Colbert added the Steelers haven't ruled out any teams as potential trade partners, but would prefer to trade Brown to a team they don't play next season.

Brown had spent the majority of the off-season up until that point seemingly trying to force a trade out of Pittsburgh, including requesting a trade and most recently taking aim at Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Colbert later tried to clarify his comments, telling NFL Network that the Steelers don't have a "bunch of juveniles" and that Roethlisberger remains "the unquestioned leader" of the team. "OK, we're going to play him, twice a year, but we're going to get the best compensation, so it's our job to do the better job with the compensation and you have to weigh that all into the discussion". Quite frankly, if all else fails, I would even be willing to offer the second overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for Brown. When asked if the Patriots had expressed interest in Brown, Colbert said he wouldn't reveal any teams who have reached out. The initial quote in Browns eyes, however, spoke to the dynamic within the Steelers organization. He also said the Steelers haven't eliminated any teams from the Brown trade sweepstakes. "If not, then we'll deal with that when we get to it". The Giants mercurial receiver signed a five-year, $95 million contract last summer but some believe he could be a trade candidate this offseason. "But what grown man is calling another grown man a kid?"

"Everything is very preliminary", Kevin Colbert said here this week. If Denver was plotting to pursue Brown, the team has apparently decided against it. "And that would be a significant compensation either in the form of a draft pick or picks, or a player and picks, just so you can try to balance off the loss of a player like that".

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