Antonio Brown Skipped Practice Most of Last Week After Dispute With Teammate

Antonio Brown Skipped Practice Most of Last Week After Dispute With Teammate

Antonio Brown Skipped Practice Most of Last Week After Dispute With Teammate

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was inactive Sunday, but it had nothing to do with a knee injury.

The Steelers won the game, 16-13, but missed their chance on the playoffs after the Ravens beat the Browns 26-24 to claim the AFC North title.

The Steelers kicked off their offseason with news that wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to leave his team for several days after a dispute with Ben Roethlisberger, had his coach cover for him and then was deactivated for the final game of the season.

A source said Roethlisberger was involved in the incident with Brown, but it was little more than Brown flaring up, as he has in the past.

Whether this is Big Ben speaking the truth or just hoping to avoid fueling the fire regarding his relationship with Brown, he made his point pretty clear in saying that him and Brown are close.

Brown, a four-time All-Pro, turns 31 prior to next season. "If there was a blowout, I certainly didn't see it", said Roethlisberger, who talked to Brown Thurs AM and "everything was great", but understands frustration from Brown being gone late in week. Perriman and Callaway have the shown ability to be vertical threats, but they were both in short sample sizes.

Is Pittsburgh going to trade Brown?

It seems unlikely that the Steelers would trade Brown because if they did that or cut him it would cost them over $21 million in cap space.

It'll be worth monitoring the Brown situation in Pittsburgh moving forward, especially given his seemingly positive response to Kittle's small overture. But for Dorsey, it may be worth the call.

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