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Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster Reveals He's Reached Out To Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown celebrating with JuJu Smith-Schuster

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 22: JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Antonio Brown #84 after a 31 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on October 22, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

While it may seem that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is on the outs with the team, at least one key Steelers player is trying to keep him in Pittsburgh.

According to ESPN NFL writer Jeremy Fowler, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has reached out to Brown and plans on talking to him "at some point."

Per Fowler's report, Smith-Schuster said he does not want to see Brown traded because he believes that the team is better with him.

Smith-Schuster reportedly hasn't spoken with Brown yet due to the players being on vacation.

It's hard to argue with Smith-Schuster's point, though.

Despite Brown's occasional off-field antics, on the field he has been one of the best wide receivers of the last decade.

In 2018, Brown made his sixth straight Pro Bowl after recording 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and 86.5 yards per game in 15 games played.

However, he didn't play in the Steelers' season-finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, reportedly due to off-the-field issues.

Smith-Schuster finished ahead of Brown in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,426), and yards per touch (12.8), but Brown ultimately led the team and the league in receiving touchdowns with 15, a new career-high.

Following the season in which the Steelers narrowly missed the playoffs, the team ownership hinted that Brown might be on the outs.