Steelers WR Brown requests trade

Steelers WR Brown requests trade

Antonio Brown is done dropping hints.

A source close to Brown believes the wideout is exhausted of playing the scapegoat for the Steelers' problems and wants to show he can thrive in another offense.

The superstar wide receiver said goodbye to the franchise on Twitter on Tuesday, and ESPN soon reported he has requested a trade.

Brown allegedly pushed the mother of his daughter to the ground last month in Hollywood, Florida, according to a police incident report.

If there's anything to take away from the Los Angeles Rams over the last two seasons, it would be the team always seems capable of pulling off unexpected moves, which is why the thought of a trade involving Antonio Brown doesn't seem all that insane to consider.

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Brown's future has been the subject of speculation since before the end of the regular season. There is little doubt there will be interest from plenty of teams wanting Brown's services.

Bill Belichick traditionally hasn't broken the bank on wide receivers, but considering Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson and Phillip Dorsett are hitting free agency this offseason, it's worth wondering if New England at least would place a call to Pittsburgh if Brown indeed is on the trade block.

The disgruntled Pro Bowl receiver, who was found guilty for reckless driving Tuesday morning after failing to show up to court, tweeted that he is moving on.

In nine seasons with the Steelers, Brown has 837 catches for 11,207 yards and 74 touchdowns. The woman did not press charges and Brown was not arrested.