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Schefter: Steelers To Restructure Antonio Brown’s Deal; to Be Done Shortly

Antonio Brown

The Steelers and Antonio Brown are close to getting a deal done, one that will restructure his current contract. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting the deal should be announced shortly.

This is obviously great news for the Steelers and their fans, as there was already some nervous feelings about Brown only having two years left on his deal.

The wide out has been pushing for an extension, while the Steelers have been saying they won’t negotiate as of now.

It remains to be seen what type of reworked deal Brown gets, as it will be interesting to see if it involves more money or a bigger up front bonus.

He is the best wide out in the game, end of story, and the Steelers should make sure that he’s happy as the team looks to make a serious run at the AFC and Super Bowl this season.

Right now Brown is ranked 18th among wide receivers in terms of average annual compensation ($8.4MM/year), a joke considering how valuable he is to this team. The Steelers appear to be ready to make him happy, and hopefully ready for Brown to stick around for years to come.

UPDATE 11:08am – Deb Carson reports the new deal will bump the money for Brown from $6.25 this year to $10 million this season, but his deal will still run through 2017.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. BB

    August 31, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I personally don’t like the Steelers doing this – they should use the franchise tag on Brown and on players more often. It is adding 4 million to the salary cap this year which could come back to bite them

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