Steelers WR Antonio Brown wants to play with... the 49ers?

Steelers WR Antonio Brown wants to play with... the 49ers?

Steelers WR Antonio Brown wants to play with... the 49ers?

However, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the player Brown allegedly had a run-in with before a practice last week, had only good things to say about him Tuesday.

The All-Pro wide receiver added fuel to the rumors that he wants to be traded to the 49ers on Wednesday morning, when he posted a picture of Jerry Rice, and a goat, to his Instagram story.

There is great turmoil within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization among the team's top power brokers and a blockbuster trade could be on the horizon. Tomlin nevertheless was candid regarding the fact that Brown, when directed on Friday to get an MRI on his knee, didn't - and regarding the fact that lack of communication from Friday to Sunday became one of the main reasons for Brown's failure to play.

Pittsburgh (9-6-1) beat Cincinnati without Brown, but was eliminated from playoff contention when the Ravens defeated the Browns. "I have not talked to him since then".

The emergence of second-year wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, 22, could allow the Steelers to ship off Brown, 30, to a team looking for a boost in the passing game. "I utilize that gift, choosing to take charge of my life; to express the creativity, vitality, and wholeness that truly define me". During the incident, Brown yelled "I'm done" while walking off the field, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

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Whether the Steelers are at that point is unclear.

"We're talking about our darkest hour", Tomlin said.

"Like we do in all circumstances, we will deal with it appropriately and deal with it in-house", Tomlin said. Brown's current deal with the Steelers runs through 2021, with an average annual salary of $17 million.

Tomlin is expected to address the situation during a news conference scheduled for noon ET Wednesday. As players, in exit meetings.

This may seem like one elite National Football League player striking up a conversation with another on the internet, but it comes with a backstory.

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