“On a serious note, I am going to address stuff at a subsequent date, deeper details,” said Brown, who had been smoking a cigar in the video. “All joys, all encouraging. That’s all it’s about, man. My actions may speak louder than my own words.
The Steelers intend to search after he had a flare-up with a team mate, missed a workday before the growing season finale against Cincinnati, and neglected to show up for exit meetings after this season. Coach Mike Tomlin benched him to get the Bengals gameteam president Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday that most options are on the table to get Brown’s future, rescue a discharge.
Brown has respectfully declined comment through a representative. But sources close to this All-Pro say he is prepared for anything — open to coming back, but also into the opportunity to show he can succeed in still another offense.
It seems almost any team which chooses about Brown’s contract will find a new person plenty moved. Brown has been aggravated by team dynamics for a while but have not discussed a transaction since the season ended, according to sources.
Brown has an NFL-record six successive 100-catch seasons and listed a league-high 15 touchdowns in 2018.
The Steelers would consume $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 this cost. Brown enters the next year of a five-year, $72.7 million extension signed before the 20 17 season.
“There is not much we can do now; we’ve time to produce a determination,” Rooney told the Post-Gazette. “We will look at all of the options. We’re not going to discharge himthat’s not on the table. But I can say the rest of the options are on the dining table. Perhaps the situation can be [we] have him back on the team next year, we’re a long way from believing that can happen. We’re not closing the door on anything else now.”