Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown wants a new contract and is expected to hold-out, according to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. He must be trying to put himself in the Darrelle Revis category of getting a contract every year. It sounds like Brown is willing to skip work-outs until the team talks to him about a new deal, there is a problem with that though.
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Steelers WR Antonio Brown seeking new deal. Won’t attend offseason workouts, mulling holdout from minicamp, training camp, sources say.
While we all know that Antonio Brown is underpaid, he is under contract through the 2017 season. Teams usually don’t renegotiate with 3 years remaining on a deal, no matter who that player is, but the Steelers need him bad.
Brown signed a six-year, $43.04 million contract in July of 2012. Since signing the deal, he has become the most productive wideout in the league, racking up 305 catches for 3,984 yards with 26 touchdowns.
With a decent average annual salary of $8.39 million a year, he does rank 13th among receivers, so Brown won’t attend offseason workouts and is also considering a holdout from both mandatory minicamps and training camp, until that goes up. I guess the bigger question is, who will win?
The Steelers or Brown’s Camp?