“The tweet yesterday was not in reference to anything other than Antonio responding to a person he knows,” Rosenhaus tells Schefter. “It was not directed towards a trade, or wanting to be trading. Any idea he was asking for a trade is not accurate.
“Antonio had a personal matter. I talked to the team about it. His issue was unrelated to the tweet or his relationship with the team. Third, AB has an incredible drive to win. He just wants to win. That’s all that that is.
“That’s not anything more than him encouraging his coaches and teammates to win. And that’s what his entire focus is on. Any notion, any speculation otherwise, can be put to bed. This is a non-story that has been blown out of proportion. We can end this right here and now.”
Brown, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He’s currently in the second year of his five-year, $72.71 million contract that included a $19 million signing bonus and stands to make base salaries of $7.875 million and $12.625 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Brown has appeared in two games for the Steelers and caught 18 passes for 160 yards receiving and one touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Brown as the news is available.