PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown made public feedback about how he is going to make public feedback in regards to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ openness to buying and selling him over unbecoming habits.
The All-Professional receiver took to Instagram Live on Friday in a video that appeared to function pal Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
Steelers president Artwork Rooney II advised the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette on Thursday that given the way in which the season ended, it is “laborious to envision” All-Professional extensive receiver Antonio Brown being with the group when coaching camp opens.
“On a severe word, I am going to address stuff at a later date, deeper particulars,” mentioned Brown, who was smoking a cigar within the video. “All positivity, all encouraging. That is all it is about, man. My actions will converse louder than my phrases. My actions converse louder than something I can ever say.”
The Steelers plan to store Brown after he had a flare-up with a teammate, missed a workday earlier than the season finale in opposition to Cincinnati, and failed to present up for exit conferences after the season. Coach Mike Tomlin benched him for the Bengals sport, and group president Artwork Rooney II advised the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette on Thursday that each one choices are on the desk for Brown’s future, save a launch.
Brown has respectfully declined remark via a consultant. However sources shut to the All-Professional say he is ready for something — open to returning, but in addition to the prospect to present he can achieve one other offense.
It appears any group that takes on Brown’s contract will get a participant lots motivated. Brown has been pissed off by group dynamics for a whereas however has not mentioned a commerce for the reason that season ended, in accordance to sources.
Brown has an NFL-record six consecutive 100-catch seasons and recorded a league-high 15 touchdowns in 2018.
The Steelers would take in $21.12 million in 2019 lifeless cash on the wage cap by buying and selling Brown, however taking his $22.165 million cap cost off the books would offset that value. Brown enters the third yr of a five-year, $72.7 million extension signed earlier than the 2017 season.
“There’s not a lot we are able to do proper now; now we have time to make a resolution,” Rooney advised the Submit-Gazette. “We’ll have a look at all of the choices. We’re not going to launch him, that is not on the desk. However I’ll say all different choices are on the desk. Whether or not the scenario will be reconciled and [we] have him again on the group subsequent yr, we’re a great distance from considering that may occur. We’re not closing the door on something at this level.”