Buffalo Bills dodge a bullet on nixed trade for Antonio Brown

Arnold Nichols
March 9, 2019

Congratulations. The Raiders have thus far successfully hurdled the first obstacle of the offseason: not overpaying for Antonio Brown. Brown is due a $2.5 million bonus in just over a week and I'm sure Pittsburgh would rather not pay it.

ESPN is now reporting trade talks for Brown are ongoing and a deal with Buffalo is not out of the question but "unlikely".

This, obviously, is par for the course, but the unusual part came in the comment section for the deal.

"We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers", Bills GM Brandon Beane said in a statement.

The Steelers reportedly told teams they planned on trading him by Friday and to submit final offers, but right now it's unclear where things are headed.

However, Brown himself took to Instagram to call the report, "fake news".

According to reports, the Steelers may have found the trade partner for Antonio Brown.

It is likely Brown will want a restructured contract from any team that acquires him.

Obviously, the Bills still have to find a way to improve their offence which was a disaster last season.

Even if the team does pass on Brown, there's still a number of other free agent wide receivers on the marker, as well as promising prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft. He is owed a $2.5 million bonus on March 17, the fifth day of the new National Football League year.

Guess who the Steelers will play in Pittsburgh next season?

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