Seattle, WA– On Thursday night, there was speculation that the Steelers were going to trade away wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Buffalo Bills. However, the news only lasted for a second, because Brown tweeted later on that the trade was fake news.
The Bills felt like Brown did not fit what they were looking for and have moved on from trade talks with him.”We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers,” Bills GM Brandon Beane said in a statement. “We had positive discussions, but ultimately it didn’t make sense for either side. As great a player as Antonio Brown is, we have moved on and our focus is on free agency.”
Brown is an exceptional player and has dominated the league with his quickness, mouth dropping catches, and his route running. In eight seasons with the Steelers, Brown has put together an impressive resume catching 837 receptions for 11, 207 with 74 touchdowns, but his ego is starting to become a problem.
After the Steelers missed the playoffs last season, Brown threw a lot of his teammates under the bus and verbally stated that he wants out of Pittsburgh. The Steelers have not found a team that would want Brown and right now, very few teams are interested in negotiating with him. Brown has dug himself a hole with his off the field insults to his former team, as well as his steep price. There may be a team out there that will risk everything to get Brown, but as of right now, Brown is still up for grabs.