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Antonio Brown May Want Traded But It Probably Won't Happen

January 02, 2019 - 11:13 am

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown feels underappreciated in Pittsburgh and has requested a trade, that’s according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.

La Canfora also reports that Brown has issues with both quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin.

On the final Ben Roethlisberger Show of the season on The Fan, the QB downplayed any blowup  reportedly happened during a walk through last Wednesday and that when they talked on Thursday everything was fine with him and Brown. That was the last time Roethlisberger said he or any of Brown’s teammates spoke with him.

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"I know guys are frustrated," said Roethlisberger.  "Some of the guys have reached out to him and haven't heard back and that's what is frustrating to a lot of the guys."

Roethlisberger insists he wants Brown back in 2019.

"I am blessed to play with him . . . He's one of my closest friends on the team. AB and I have been together for a long time; I owe so much of my success to him and consider him a really close friend on the team,” said Roethlisberger.  "We want AB to play. He makes us all better. He had an amazing season this year. He makes me who I am.”

While Brown may feel underappreciated, he has received $30 million in bonuses the past two seasons.

If the Steelers were to try to trade him, they would be assessed $21 million against the salary cap next seasons and about $20 million in 2020 with so called, “dead money” so a trade is highly unlikely and even more unlikely is that the team will cut Brown.

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