A position they're familiar with, however, is superstar drama, which is what they're now dealing with when it comes to Brown. Antonio Brown has generated some drama by hinting that he wants out of Pittsburgh, and there are rumbles that Brown and Ben Roethlisberger are having some relationship issues.
The current Antonio Brown prop bet for which team he will be playing for on September 5, 2019 are as follows. All of that led Tomlin to rule out Brown on Sunday.
Tomlin confirmed Brown was "unavailable" leading up to the game, according to WPXI's Alby Oxenreiter, and was benched because he did not attend Saturday's walk-through in addition to experiencing lower-body soreness.
A trade after June 1 seems somewhat more likely as the would be able to save over $15.1 million, but it still seems like Brown will be sticking around thanks to his talent. Brown showed up to work Sunday and briefly met with Tomlin, who told Brown to be there for his teammates. JuJu Smith-Schuster, whom his teammates voted as team MVP instead of Brown, also fumbled with one minute left to effectively end the game.More news: Post-Christmas holiday, partial USA government shutdown to gain impact
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Tomlin says he was not aware of any conflict between Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
If the Steelers do decide to move on from Brown, there would be no shortage of teams lining up for his services, to be sure. The seven-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro reportedly asked to be traded earlier this week, according to Jason La Canfora. I'm not going to frame any expectation or conversation.
"We haven't formally received a request in that regard, so I'm not going to speculate on trades and things of that nature", said Tomlin. Tomlin is expected to address the media Wednesday for an end-of-season press conference. " ... He didn't do a good enough job of communicating or being available".
The 30-year-old has unfollowed the Steelers on Instagram while simultaneously following both the San Francisco 49ers and multiple players. "Be great." The photo also had text overlay with an unattributed photo. "It is then that I remind myself I am in command of my attitude". He can make plays all over the field, and his speed allows him to rack up yards after the catch. "I utilize that gift, choosing to take charge of my life; to express the creativity, vitality and wholeness that truly define me".