Steelers seeking to full a deal by this Friday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly transferring shortly of their Antonio Brown commerce negotiations, and there is a perception deal might be accomplished sooner moderately than later.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Steelers have knowledgeable groups of their want to maneuver shortly and they’re encouraging these groups to place collectively their greatest provide ASAP. Furthermore, ESPN’s Adam Schefter studies that groups have been instructed a deal is anticipated to be in place by Friday, March eight.
Among the groups in pursuit of Antonio Brown are the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, whom Brown has publicly expressed a want to play for. Oakland has loads of cap area and draft picks (together with 4 of the highest 35 picks within the 2019 NFL Draft) to place collectively an attractive provide.
Reasonably sufficient, the Steelers wish to keep away from buying and selling the All Pro receiver throughout the division, that means AFC North rivals – Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns – are most actually out of the query, in keeping with a report by ESPN.
Additionally, ESPN studies that Pittsburgh views the New England Patriots as a “no-trade zone.” Preferably, the Steelers hope they will discover a commerce companion within the NFC, however they will not flip down a profitable provide if it comes from a workforce such because the Raiders.
According to NFL.com, the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans are additionally within the combine as potential touchdown spots.