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The 49ers Have Addressed Rumored Interest In WR Antonio Brown

antonio brown runs after catching a pass

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 2018 NFL season with one of the most-formidable offensive trios in the league. However, as the team gears up for the 2019 season, it looks like only Ben Roethlisberger will remain on the roster.

Star running back Le'Veon Bell is a free agent and star wide receiver Antonio Brown is likely to be traded. Brown requested a trade from the organization following a tumultuous end to the 2018 season in which he was benched in the team's final game.

Several teams have been named as potential trade partners for Brown. Among them, the San Francisco 49ers, were seen as the favorite after Brown posted a photo of himself in a 49ers uniform.

On Wednesday, San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed the team has not reached out to the Steelers about a potential trade.

Last week, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert revealed the team received calls from three teams regarding Brown.

However, it looks like the 49ers won't be one of them.

Brown completed his sixth-straight season with at least 100 receptions and 1,200 yards in 2018. Pittsburgh is reportedly looking for a first-round pick in exchange for Brown.

With the NFL combine underway, trade talks will likely heat up around the league.