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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Articles tagged: Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown restructuring contract to help Steelers sign Le’Veon Bell

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have until July to work out a long-term contract extension with Le’Veon Bell now that they have used the franchise tag on him again, and it looks like the team could get some help from one of its other star players.

On Wednesday, Antonio Brown shared a video on his Instagram story that showed him getting ready to sign an amended version of his own contract. In the clip, agent Drew Rosenhaus explains to Brown that he is restructuring his deal to help create more salary cap space for the Steelers.

Brown probably won’t be giving up any money and may actually be guaranteeing himself more in the short-term, but it’s not something he was in any way obligated to do. The hope is obviously that the restructure will help the Steelers avoid a situation where Bell holds out from training camp again and potentially leaves in free agency next offseason.

Bell has indicated in the past that he could go to some extreme measures to avoid playing under the franchise tag again. While tagged players have hardly any leverage, the Steelers would prefer if their most important offensive player is happy and under contract for more than just a season. Brown’s decision may go a long way toward helping the team accomplish that goal.

Antonio Brown pokes fun at Tom Brady over dropped pass

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Antonio Brown poked some fun at Tom Brady over his drop in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver posted a photo on Instagram of Brady’s drop, along with a funny note:

That’s an interesting way for Brown to make light of the drop. He mentioned former teammate James Harrison in the post, almost to nudge him about the loss.

Can you imagine Brady, Harrison and Brown all working out together in the offseason? Yeah, neither can we.

Antonio Brown makes incredible touchdown catch while being held (Video)

Antonio Brown may have been playing at less than 100 percent health against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, but you never would have known it with some of the incredible plays he made.

With the Steelers trailing by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and facing a fourth down, Brown proved why he is the best wide receiver in the game with an amazing touchdown catch.

Here’s a closer look that shows the remarkable hand-eye coordination the catch required:

Brown’s injured calf muscle looked just fine on that play.

Antonio Brown reportedly not close to 100 percent

Antonio Brown

There appears to be serious concerns about Antonio Brown’s status entering Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Brown will test his calf before the game to see whether he can play. And although he may be active, one source told Schefter Brown is not close to 100 percent.

This report runs contrary to the info the Steelers seem to be putting out. Brown participated in the team’s Saturday walkthrough and reportedly appeared healthy. That information comes days after reports said the Steelers expected Brown to be back in full form against the Jags.

Brown has not played since the team’s Week 15 loss to the Patriots. He missed the next two regular season games and then got a week off thanks to Pittsburgh’s first-round playoff bye. He is recovering from a partially torn calf muscle.

Steelers reportedly concerned about cold weather impacting Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown still sounds poised to play on Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it doesn’t sound like his calf is out of the woods.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported Saturday that the Steelers still expect Brown to play, but with cold weather anticipated in Pittsburgh for Sunday’s game, there is some worry about how that will impact the calf injury.

Brown was a full participant in Saturday’s walkthrough, and the team has been clear in stating all week that he is expected to play.

Reports have indicated that Brown is actually a game-time decision, and there are lingering concerns over his calf. It sure sounds like he’s healthy enough to go, but once he does play, things could still go wrong for the star receiver.

Report: Antonio Brown appeared fully healthy during walkthrough

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Questions linger about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown’s status for Sunday, but reports continue to indicate that, outwardly, all appears to be well.

Aditi Kinkhabwala‏ of NFL Network reported Saturday that, after missing Friday’s practice, Brown made Saturday’s walkthrough and looked fully healthy, according to teammates.

That has been the official line pretty much all week since Brown returned to practice. While there are still some reports that indicate Brown’s calf is more of a concern than believed, every other indication sounds like Brown is good to go for Sunday’s game.

Report: Antonio Brown will be game-time decision on Sunday

Antonio Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been publicly bullish on wide receiver Antonio Brown’s status for Sunday, but there are reportedly some real concerns about whether he will go.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Brown will be a game-time decision on Sunday, with his calf still a lingering concern.

This goes against the public statements from the Steelers, who have been clear about their expectation that Brown will play. He didn’t practice Friday, citing illness, but there appear to be concerns that aren’t being stated in public. All eyes will be on Brown ahead of Sunday’s game — and, if he plays, how much of a threat he poses.

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