It appears the ongoing saga between Antonio Brown and the Steelers might never end. The Buffalo Bills were reportedly close to striking a deal, but as of right now the All-Pro wideout remains in Pittsburgh.
With free agency starting next week, perhaps the drama surrounding Brown will quiet down. However, the reality is that his desire to leave the Steel City remains as strong as ever.
Pittsburgh would have an awkward situation to handle next season if Brown is still in town. Although the front office will have to cross Buffalo off the board as potential suitors, one team remains in the mix.
According to NFL insider Albert Breer, the Oakland Raiders have interest in Brown at the right price. Despite having a plethora of draft picks to use in a blockbuster deal, Jon Gruden and management also have concerns about contract issues.
Breer went on FS1’s The Herd to discuss the potential trade involving the Steelers and the Raiders.
Here is the video:
"I think the Raiders are one of the teams that's genuinely interested, it's just going to take the price coming down a little bit for them to really really be at the point where they'd be comfortable moving forward."@AlbertBreer on the Raiders' interest in Antonio Brown pic.twitter.com/Fdsh8U1Owz
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 8, 2019
Oakland could eventually add the Pro Bowl wide receiver in the future, yet that doesn’t solve the issue of him wanting more guaranteed money.
Brown had 1,297 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns this past season. His production on the field warrants a lucrative salary, but his recent antics are hard to defend.
We’ll keep you updated as the Steelers try to ship their disgruntled superstar.