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    All Things AFC North 2019

    Report: Antonio Brown has asked for a trade

    Posted by Darin Gantt on January 1, 2019, 1:24 PM EST


    They’re doing their best to deny it, but the situation between Antonio Brown and the Steelers has escalated quickly.

    According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Steelers wide receiver has asked for a trade, because of lingering issues with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin.

    The follows reports that Brown blew up at Roethlisberger last week, leading the team to cook up a fake injury report to explain his absence when he was actually benched.

    Of course, there’s a big difference between asking for a trade and getting one, for several reasons.

    For one, they’d take a $21 million dead money hit to deal him now, making it difficult from an economic and roster-construction standpoint.

    But there’s also the reality that it’s January 1, and emotions are running high after a season that started poorly (the Le'Veon Bell drama which pitted teammates against him when he failed to show up) and never seemed to get better, ending with them missing the playoffs.

    Salary cap issues aside, Brown remains one of the best players in the league, and even though JuJu Smith-Schuster is emerging, dealing such a high-quality player would make returning to the playoffs more difficult.


    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...d-for-a-trade/

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    Bengals can't beat them...so let their own selfishness and petty jealousies break them up.

    Steelers can't trade Brown now but months from now they can split things up over two years. I would expect them to have patched things up by then but all bets are off after watching the Le' Veon Bell situation play out.

    IMO this is what happens when your starting QB is an unlikable prig. One by one each of the teams very best players fight over who gets the most credit or blame or money.

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    I felt like the Steelers were close to imploding early in the season especially if we could have beat them. They won a few games and things seemed to calm down. Maybe this is the start of them falling apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawgBengal View Post
    I felt like the Steelers were close to imploding early in the season especially if we could have beat them. They won a few games and things seemed to calm down. Maybe this is the start of them falling apart.
    Let’s hope.

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    Keeping up with the Kardashians update?

    Antonio Brown responds to recent criticism by calling ex-teammate Ryan Clark an Uncle Tom.

    That's probably not helpful.

    Clark then responded by asking Brown...."WatchutalkingaboutWillis?"

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    Steelers fire Joey Porter.

    Contract not renewed.

    Some speculation about upper management sending a message to Mike Tomlin, who wanted to keep Porter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Steelers fire Joey Porter.

    Contract not renewed.

    Some speculation about upper management sending a message to Mike Tomlin, who wanted to keep Porter.
    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkansas Bengal View Post
    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...
    Scuttlebutt says Porter was collateral damage. Upper management actually firing was a shot across the bow of Mike Tomlin who was close friends with Porter. No secret,they party together. Message to Tomlin...tighten up.

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    Art Rooney II said it was “hard to envision” Brown being on the team when training camp starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawgBengal View Post
    Art Rooney II said it was “hard to envision” Brown being on the team when training camp starts.
    Yup. Said they won't cut him but talked openly about trading him. Rumors of a swap with the Giants for OBJ.

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