Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirmed that WR Antonio Brown was not at work on Monday, but he would not get into why or whether Brown was excused or not, per Ed Bouchette. Tomlin added that he’s meeting with Brown on Tuesday.
Tomlin did, however, say that Brown has not asked to be traded, per Bouchette.
Several sources have indicated to the Post-Gazette that they do not know why Brown didn’t report to the team for meetings and film review yesterday. However, it’s unclear if Brown’s absence was excused by Steelers HC Mike Tomlin.
On Monday, Brown responded to criticism on Twitter that his production over the years was due in large part to QB Ben Roethlisberger by tweeting: “Trade me let’s find out.”
Trade me let’s find out https://t.co/4OeepI78zy
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) September 17, 2018
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.