Antonio Brown demands trade from Steelers on Twitter; would Patriots call?

Ross Houston
February 12, 2019

The Steelers wide receiver tweeted goodbye to Steeler Nation on Tuesday, all but assuring that a trade from the team that drafted him in the sixth round of the 2010 draft is inevitable at this point.

Team president Art Rooney II told reporters last month that something changed with Brown the last week of the season and he wasn't sure why. Although Brown is the best receiver "available" this offseason, he comes with a lot of baggage and he's going to cost a lot in a trade.

Brown has been the subject of widespread trade speculation after he failed to show up to work the day before the season finale.

Brown's desire to land with the San Francisco 49ers has been well-documented, and there's no doubt Kyle Shanahan would love to pair the electric receiver with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Brown is without question one of the best receivers in the National Football League - maybe the best receiver, and definitely a receiver that would make a huge impact on the Eagles.

On top of that, the WR chose to not show up for the court hearing and was found guilty of reckless driving.

Brown has reportedly asked to be released from the team despite being on a four-year, $68 million contract.

He finished the season with 104 receptions for 1,294 yards and 15 touchdowns. The woman did not press charges and Brown was not arrested. He has since filed for custody of his daughter in the wake of the alleged incident.

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