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Bills GM – Asked about AB but 'have moved on'

March 8, 2019 Sports 1 Views The Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers discussed a deal involving star wide receiver Antonio Brown this week but a deal never materialized. "We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers," Bills general manager Brandon Beane said in a statement Friday. "We had positive discussions, but ultimately it didn't make sense for either side. As great a player as Antonio Brown is, we have moved on and our focus is on free agency." The Steelers had previously customs teams that Brown was expected to be traded on Friday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. As of last Friday, the three teams that were shown the most in the wide receiver were the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans. In addition, a couple more teams jumped into the fray earlier this week, sourced duty Schefter, putting the total number of teams to which the Steelers spoken recently to six or seven. As the Brown situation rolls on, sources duty ESPN's Rob Demovsky's Green Bay Packers are not involved in talks for Brown If they had been mentioned as a possible destination, the bills, with $ 76 million in salary cap and need for offensive playmakers, had not been reported among the teams vying for Brown. The Bills are still expected to address wide receiver in free agency and the draft to give second-year quarterback Josh Allen more help in 2019. Allen, the No. 7 overall pick last April, went 5-5…

The Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers discussed a deal involving star wide receiver Antonio Brown this week but a deal never materialized.

“We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers,” Bills general manager Brandon Beane said in a statement Friday. “We had positive discussions, but ultimately it didn’t make sense for either side. As great a player as Antonio Brown is, we have moved on and our focus is on free agency.”

The Steelers had previously customs teams that Brown was expected to be traded on Friday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. As of last Friday, the three teams that were shown the most in the wide receiver were the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans. In addition, a couple more teams jumped into the fray earlier this week, sourced duty Schefter, putting the total number of teams to which the Steelers spoken recently to six or seven.

As the Brown situation rolls on, sources duty ESPN’s Rob Demovsky’s Green Bay Packers are not involved in talks for Brown If they had been mentioned as a possible destination, the bills, with $ 76 million in salary cap and need for offensive playmakers, had not been reported among the teams vying for Brown. The Bills are still expected to address wide receiver in free agency and the draft to give second-year quarterback Josh Allen more help in 2019. Allen, the No. 7 overall pick last April, went 5-5 last season in games in which he both started and finished.

Any trade that is agreed upon can’t be officially announced until Wednesday at 4 pm. ET, when the 2019 league year begins. It is likely Brown will want a restructured contract from any team that acquires him. Brown has three years remaining on his deal, with scheduled base salaries of $ 12,625 million in 2019, $ 11.3 million in 2020 and $ 12.5 million in 2021, but has no guaranteed money remaining on the contract.

The Steelers’ asking price started as a first-round pick and other compensation but has been reduced to a first-round pick, sources have duty ESPN.

Brown has officially been on the trading block since he met with Steelers brass last month.

In an interview with ESPN last week, the star wide receiver said he is not “angry” with the team but maintained his desire to be traded.

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