Philadelphia Eagles expected to pursue a trade for Antonio Brown
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Eagles are expected to pursue a trade for Brown in the coming months.
The Steelers will likely be seeking a first-round draft pick in return for Brown.
While there was originally some hope that Pittsburgh and Brown could patch things up this offseason, it’s looking less and less likely that Brown will be wearing black and gold in 2019.
The unrest came to a boiling point in the week leading up to the season finale, when Brown got into a heated dispute with Ben Roethlisberger that apparently ended with him throwing a football at the quarterback, refused to practice, complained of knee pain but refused to go for an MRI, went AWOL on the team and was consequently benched by Mike Tomlin for the Steelers’ Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
There were also reports that some of Brown’s teammates were questioning the legitimacy of his knee injury.
On the year, the 31-year-old hauled in 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and a league-leading 15 touchdowns en route to his sixth straight Pro Bowl selection.
Brown was originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Steelers back in 2010 and has gone on to have one of the more impressive careers for a wide receiver in NFL history, laying claim to seven Pro Bowl appearances and four First-Team All-Pro selections while leading the league in receptions and receiving yards twice apiece.