Steelers WR Antonio Brown officially requests trade

Lynette Rowe
February 12, 2019

Of course, Brown remains under contract to the Steelers, so the 49ers are not allowed to publicly discuss the potential of Brown playing in Santa Clara next season.

That receiver is Antonio Brown and although he's under contract with the Steelers, Brown's status in Pittsburgh has become one of the biggest mysteries heading into the start of free agency.

Brown, a four-time All-Pro, has been embroiled in a dispute with the Steelers, who openly have discussed the possibility of trading him. That means the Eagles, or any team that makes a move for Brown, would be landing him for a very reasonable $12.6 million next season with zero guaranteed for the rest of the deal.

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Brown allegedly pushed the mother of his daughter to the ground last month in Hollywood, Florida, according to a police incident report. There is little doubt there will be interest from plenty of teams wanting Brown's services.

Brown is considered to be one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League for more than five years due to his history of All-Pro selections in four consecutive seasons.

The announcement came just hours after it was revealed that Brown was found guilty of reckless driving after not appearing in court today. Brown has recorded at least 1,200 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in each of those campaigns, with a 1,698-yard, 13-touchdown season in 2014 marking career-highs in both categories. The woman did not press charges and Brown was not arrested.

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