Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown

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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Issues Statement On Antonio Brown Trade

"We believe the compensation...can benefit our effort to improve our team in 2019 and beyond."

March 13, 2019 - 6:11 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Pittsburgh Steelers announced what many had already reported: they have agreed to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders.

The trade will give the Steelers a 3rd round pick (66th overall) and 5th round pick (141st overall) in the 2019 NFL draft.

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Steelers General Manger Kevin Colbert issued the following statement on the trade:

“We have traded Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. We believe the compensation, which will now give us four picks in the first 83 selections and ten overall in the upcoming NFL draft, can benefit our efforts to improve our team in 2019 and beyond.

Antonio remains one of the best players in the National Football League, but as we believe, this move was in the best interest of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We wish Antonio all the best the rest of his career.”

Colbert also discussed the trade in further depth, as well as the idea of keeping Brown on the Steelers, why the Oakland Raiders, and how to build the team moving forward without Brown:

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