Are Antonio Brown and the Steelers Nearing a Nasty Divorce?

Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers

Are Antonio Brown and the Steelers Nearing a Nasty Divorce?

The head coach told reporters that Brown had discomfort in his knee on Friday and was sent for an MRI, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Steelers quarterback continued to play down talks of the fight and revealed that he had spoken to the wide receiver on Thursday and that everything was okay between them. Pittsburgh also drafted wide receiver James Washington in the second-round of last year's draft.

Brown, who finished the season with 104 catches for 1,297 yards and an NFL-best 15 touchdowns in 15 games, was also a no-show on Monday during the team's final meetings.

Brown is obviously more than a vertical receiver, as his crisp route running makes him a hassle for any cornerback.

"He is such an incredible talent, and I've been blessed to have him as my teammate and truly a good friend, one of my better friends on the team ..." Breshad Perriman emerged for the Browns this season, but he is now set to be a free agent.

Roethlisberger said he doesn't want to see Brown traded. Perriman and Callaway have the shown ability to be vertical threats, but they were both in short sample sizes.

The 30-year-old Brown tweeted during the press conference and wrote, "Happy New Year".

With such a high salary in 2019, and a clear disgruntlement between Brown and his quarterback, could the Steelers be persuaded to trade him for the right price? That is an astronomical number for any team to carry in dead cap for one player. Granted, the AFC North will always keep reloading talent such as Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield anyway - and the Steelers are arguably the best team in the National Football League at finding wideout talent. But for Dorsey, it may be worth the call. Back in September, he made headlines when he took to Twitter to respond to a troll posing as a member of the Steelers PR team, wherein he challenged the team to "trade him".

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