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Johnny Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis Johnny Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis
- March 17, 2019

Former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor Johnny Manziel has signed a player agreement with the Alliance of American football, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . Information from The Associated Press was used in this report . He also ran for 215 yards on 29 carries as Montreal (5-13) missed the CFL playoffs. (more...)
Why Colin Cowherd Believes Trent Brown Deal Is ‘Very Dangerous’ For Raiders Why Colin Cowherd Believes Trent Brown Deal Is ‘Very Dangerous’ For Raiders
- March 11, 2019

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Oakland Raiders are expected to sign offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year, $66 million dollar contract that has almost $37 million in guarantees. The New England Patriots have a big void to fill along their offensive line. But it's clear that Gruden sees this as a quick rebuild after he tore down last year's team in his first season, trading Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper from a team that finished 4-12. (more...)
Could Antonio Brown retire instead of joining Bills? Could Antonio Brown retire instead of joining Bills?
- March 08, 2019

CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora reports Beckham was "most connected" to the Browns, Raiders and 49ers last week at the NFL Combine . The NFL reported the story at the wee hours of Friday morning but AB quickly shot down the idea, calling it " fake news ". (more...)
Jets & Cardinals Out, 3 New Teams Emerge In Antonio Brown Sweepstakes Jets & Cardinals Out, 3 New Teams Emerge In Antonio Brown Sweepstakes
- March 06, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committed to trading away Brown this offseason. There is no questioning his talent and track record on the field, even if both have been potentially impacted some from a trade value standpoint by a string of off-field incidents. (more...)
Redskins inquire about Antonio Brown Redskins inquire about Antonio Brown
- March 03, 2019

The quarterback blamed Brown for a late-game interception that sealed Pittsburgh's defeat, chalking up the blunder on his target's poor route-running. The Steelers are shopping Brown but general manager Kevin Colbert has stressed the team won't cut him or make any personnel move that would be detrimental to the team, reiterating there's a possibility the Steelers won't move Brown if they don't receive what they consider fair value. (more...)
Antonio Brown hits out at Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter Q&A Antonio Brown hits out at Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter Q&A
- March 02, 2019

Roethlisberger said after the season he considers Brown a friend and wanted him to return to the team. Given that there's been no talks about Brown and the Steelers' brass, it seems highly likely the game's most-productive receiver will in fact be traded. (more...)
Kevin Colbert on Antonio Brown: 'Interest has grown' Kevin Colbert on Antonio Brown: 'Interest has grown'
- February 28, 2019

When referencing 52 kids, what I was referencing is Ben Roethlisberger is the only player on our roster that has won a Super Bowl". "He's one of the best players in our league, and he's one of the hardest workers". But, given that Brown will be 31 when the 2019 season rolls around, some teams might be hesitant to trade for a receiver who could be heading into the twilight years of his career. (more...)
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent Steelers GM Kevin Colbert: Le’Veon Bell Will Be A Free Agent
- February 21, 2019

Safety Jamal Adams has already begun the recruiting process , which the Jets will be able to officially join in on when Bell becomes a free agent on March 13. Now Bell needs to find a team willing to compensate him at his desired rate. Still, he said Brown conceivably could return to Pittsburgh if there is "no trade that does not benefit the team". (more...)
Steelers, Brown meet; agree to move on Steelers, Brown meet; agree to move on
- February 20, 2019

Confirming what already seemed like an inevitability, Antonio Brown has taken to social media to reiterate that an upcoming trade from the Steelers is all but imminent. Brown also had another request: He no longer wants to be known as "A.B." but instead would like to be referred to as "Mr". "We hope they get a great amount of compensation". (more...)
Steelers won't consider this Antonio Brown nightmare trade Steelers won't consider this Antonio Brown nightmare trade
- February 14, 2019

Brown has three years remaining on a five-year $72.7m contract extension he signed before the 2017 season. And even then, it may not make sense given his salary demands. Brown is due to earn just under $13 million in 2019. You'll see the Packers tied with the Cowboys as the second-most likely team to trade for Brown behind the 49ers, who are the runaway favorites at +285. (more...)
Antonio Brown demands Steelers trade privately and publicly Antonio Brown demands Steelers trade privately and publicly
- February 12, 2019

Brown is entering the third of year of a five-year $72.7 million contract with the Steelers. Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN on January 25 he has spoken to the Steelers to express Brown's "position" but wouldn't divulge details. Whether Brown knows he is being traded, or whether he is simply trying to push the Steelers towards moving him, remains to be seen. Brown is also second in receptions (837) and touchdowns (74) to Ward (1,000 and 85, respectively). (more...)
Alliance of American Football debuts with strong ratings Alliance of American Football debuts with strong ratings
- February 10, 2019

That's a heck of a victory for the new football league, which generally played to positive reviews in its opening week. The Head Ball Coach is back, lighting up the scoreboard and selling the Alliance of American Football . "I think the fans had a good time tonight, didn't they?" Right now, fans are curious about the new league, and this was the first opportunity for fans to tune to see what it was all about. (more...)
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay doesn't think team needs Antonio Brown Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay doesn't think team needs Antonio Brown
- January 16, 2019

Arians used to have a close-up view of Brown when he served as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. Brown, unsurprisingly, has heard Arians' comments. Brown missed the last game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals after an altercation with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at practice. Reports surfaced on Tuesday that Brown does have interest in joining the 49ers via former San Francisco great Jerry Rice. (more...)
Gary Kubiak to join Minnesota Vikings in offensive advisory role Gary Kubiak to join Minnesota Vikings in offensive advisory role
- January 15, 2019

The Minnesota Vikings hired former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak as an assistant head coach and offensive adviser on Monday , according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . He'll be following his father to Minnesota and re-joining the staff as a quarterbacks coach under offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski. Klint Kubiak, 31, previously coached for the Vikings from 2013-2014, when he was an assistant WR coach/quality control coach. (more...)
Steelers president Art Rooney II leaves option of trading Antonio Brown open Steelers president Art Rooney II leaves option of trading Antonio Brown open
- January 11, 2019

The Steelers would absorb $21.12 million in 2019 dead money on the salary cap by trading Brown, but taking his $22.165 million cap charge off the books would offset that cost. There's no sense making the decision now. Brown's $2.5 million roster bonus due March 17 would incentivize the Steelers to deal him. "My belief is there's more to it than an incident one day at practice", the Steelers' president said. (more...)
Antonio Brown responds to George Kittle recruiting WR to 49ers Antonio Brown responds to George Kittle recruiting WR to 49ers
- January 02, 2019

And now Brown has requested a trade , CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Tuesday. The 49ers certainly are in need of a true No. 1 wide receiver - a profile which Brown certainly fits. The Browns have said they are interested in bringing Perriman back next season. "That day at practice, Antonio and I nearly got into a fight because he was saying things to (former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau)", Clark recalled. (more...)
Antonio Brown missed Bengals game after dispute with Ben Roethlisberger Antonio Brown missed Bengals game after dispute with Ben Roethlisberger
- January 01, 2019

Ben Roethlisberger was involved in the discussion with Brown, but this wasn't a head-to-head clash. The disagreement occurred Wednesday morning during a routine walk-through practice that precedes their regular afternoon practice on the South Side. (more...)
Browns QB Baker Mayfield looking forward to more matchups with Lamar Jackson Browns QB Baker Mayfield looking forward to more matchups with Lamar Jackson
- January 01, 2019

That gave him 27 for the season, one more than Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning , who had shared the record. The offense came out firing with scores on its first four possessions, but not before Jimmy Smith intercepted Baker Mayfield for the first time on only the game's fourth play from scrimmage. (more...)
National Football League fines Mayfield -- just not for staring down Hue Jackson National Football League fines Mayfield -- just not for staring down Hue Jackson
- December 31, 2018

With the exception of left guard Ramon Foster, all of the Steelers starting linemen are under contract next season. Both sides could choose to renegotiate this offseason. "They're the strength of this team", Roethlisberger said of his offensive line. "We've got guys who have just got better". James Conner could finally be ready to make his return. (more...)
Win or go home: Colts-Titans game flexed to 'SNF' Win or go home: Colts-Titans game flexed to 'SNF'
- December 24, 2018

But first things first: the Patriots need to close out the season with a win over the Jets to nail down a first-round bye. At 8-6-1, the Steelers losing to the NFC-leading Saints would open the door for the Ravens to steal the AFC North with a victory over the Cleveland Browns . (more...)