This comes a week after reports had said Brown was planning to skip the workouts in attempt to secure a new long-term contract from the team.
According to Ian Rapoport, Brown is still seeking a new contract, but plans to go about it a different way.
According to Garafolo, Brown is also considering the possibility of holding out of minicamp and training camp.
Brown and his representatives have already spoken to Steelers’ management about redoing his contract and informed them that he could hold out of workouts in the coming months.
Brown, 26, signed a six-year, $43.04 million contract with the Steelers back in 2012 after Mike Wallace turned down a similar offer from the team.
Brown is now among the best receivers in the game, so even though he stands to make base salaries of $6 million (2015), $8.25 million (2016), and $8.71 million (2015) over the remainder of the deal, he’s actually underpaid by market value standards.
In 2014, Brown caught 129 passes for 1,698 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Brown and his contract situation as the news is available.