Wide receiver Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade


Brown, a four-time All-Pro, has been embroiled in a dispute with the Steelers, who openly have discussed the possibility of trading him.

Antonio Brown is ready to move on from the Steelers.

Brown hinted at the news on Twitter Tuesday, writing, "Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years.time to move on and forward".

Since Brown is now under contract in Pittsburgh, the only chance of him leaving would be if the team made a decision to move on through a trade or release, which is why it seems likely the Steelers will look at potential teams expressing interest in the receiver. There is little doubt there will be interest from plenty of teams wanting Brown's services.

ESPN later reported Brown officially asked to be dealt.

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A judge found Brown guilty of reckless driving at a hearing Tuesday morning.

Bill Belichick traditionally hasn't broken the bank on wide receivers, but considering Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson and Phillip Dorsett are hitting free agency this offseason, it's worth wondering if New England at least would place a call to Pittsburgh if Brown indeed is on the trade block. Last month, two lawsuits were filed against Brown after he allegedly threw furniture from his 14th-floor apartment.

In nine seasons with the Steelers, Brown has 837 catches for 11,207 yards and 74 touchdowns.

Moving on from Brown will come at a price for the Steelers and some risk for the team that trades for him. The woman did not press charges and police have taken no further action.