Interest has grown on Brown trade — Steelers GM

Elena Summers
March 1, 2019

"He confirmed everything I said".

"We've acknowledged we are looking into the possibility of trading him". You know what I'm saying?

Shanahan was willing to expound on the idea of a trade without mentioning Brown specifically.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch are in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine. He appeared in 15 games and earned two starts.

Brown owns an NFL-record six consecutive 100-catch seasons, but he frustrated the organization when he failed to show up for a workday in Week 17 and was benched for the season finale. The 49ers are moving on from veteran starter Pierre Garçon, leaving an obvious void at receiver after finishing with the league's worst red-zone offense.

Brown, of course, has been at odds with the Steelers for months now. A change in scenery could be just what Brown needs as he continues his Hall-of-Fame trajectory.

Antonio Brown isn't "angry" with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he has maintained his desire to be traded. "What I would say is that interest has grown". He also said the Steelers haven't eliminated any teams from the Brown trade sweepstakes.

"If there's something done to benefit both sides, great", Colbert said. "If not then we'll deal with that when we get there".

". When referencing 52 kids, what I was referencing is Ben Roethlisberger is the only player on our roster that has won a Super Bowl".

In previous posts and rants on social media, the seven-time Pro Bowler has cast blame onto Ben Roethlisberger for his discontent, saying the longtime Steelers quarterback has an "owner mentality" and can call out any player or coach without outcome, suggesting the two lack a "mutual respect" for each other.

The compensation for Brown might be hard for the 49ers to give up.

Translation: the Browns, Ravens or Bengals would have to absolutely blow his mind with an offer, presumably including multiple high draft picks.

"I want them to take it to another level", Shanahan said, "or I want to bring in people that can get them to take it to another level. 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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