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.