Steelers Trade Antonio Brown To Raiders For Two Draft Picks

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According to Buffalo News, few stories have made more headlines than the deal that ultimately never was.

We don't dive into unsubstantiated rumors here but when it starts to circulate that Brown wants a new contract with his new team in the $18-$20 million per year range it gives us pause.

With the Bills pulling out, the Steelers are back to "square one" in trying to move the talented, but mercurial Brown.

Oddly enough, the reason we know that is because Brown chose to give everyone an update on his situation during a live Instagram video on Friday.

In fact, Brown even said that if the deal would have gone through, he wouldn't have spent a single day on the field for the team.

MPs react to Gerald Butts' testimony on SNC-Lavalin
He also denied that she was removed as justice minister and attorney-general because of her refusal to negotiate with the company. Butts said that decision had nothing to do with SNC-Lavalin, and that her objections around SNC only ramped up around that time.

While there has been no official report yet on the supposed deal to send Brown to the Bay Area, Dan Fetes of WROC reported last night that Oakland had offered a second and a fourth round pick for Brown's services.

I guess Antonio Brown was right. During the video, Brown said that he would be with a new team at some point in the next 24 hours, which means he definitely plans to be on his way out of Pittsburgh by Saturday afternoon at the latest.

"Brown will leave a massive amount of dead money on the Steelers' salary cap after he signed a four-year, $68 million contract last year". So, at the very least, they want something back for one of the best receivers in football.

As it seemed nobody wanted to shell out what the Steelers were asking for the wide receiver, it seemed like Brown's market had run dry. Really, would it be such a bad thing to keep Antonio Brown in the Steel City for a little while longer?

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