Steelers owner Art Rooney II doesn't envision Antonio Brown remaining with Pittsburgh

Annette Crawford
January 11, 2019

But, he's in no hurry. During that week Brown even made it seem as though he wished to be traded from the team, despite reports saying he never demanded a move. "We'll look at all the options".

While the Steelers' season is in the books, they aren't allowed to make any roster changes until March 13 - that's the first day of the National Football League off-season.

On top of everything that is going on, Rooney also revealed that Brown has refused to return repeated phone calls from him and coach Mike Tomlin. We're not going to release him, that's not on the table.

"There's not much we can do right now; we have time to make a decision", Rooney said, via Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette.

"All options are on the table", Rooney said.

With the team scraping every penny together to find cap room to finally address some obvious deficiencies on defense since the loss of Ryan Shazier 13 months ago, throwing $21 million down the drain by moving on from Brown might not be an immediate option the Steelers are interested in navigating. "If we decide something has to be done, we'll figure out how to deal with that".

Rooney says that "all other options are on the table", which indicates that the Steelers are willing to trade Brown.

Rooney said in the interview that salary cap implications would not "box us into anything". We'll see how things play out. We all know there have been problems with Brown's attitude and his relationship with the team over the last two seasons.

In the meantime, teams in the market for a receiver averaging 1,524.2 yards and 11.2 touchdowns per season since 2013 should begin preparing their bids.

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