Pittsburgh Steelers Sign WR Antonio Brown to 5 year, $42.5 Million Deal

Two days ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers stunned the league when they pulled their best contract offer off the table and suspended contract negotiations with wide receiver Mike Wallace.  Wallace is currently engaged in a hold out with the team and is sitting out training camp sessions.  Obviously, the Steelers felt the need to do what’s best for the organization and strike a deal with one of their other up and coming receivers …

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Antonio Brown had a break out year in 2011, catching 69 passes for 1,108 yards.  The Steelers clearly valued what Brown brings to the table.  They also protected themselves in their contract dispute with Wallace.  With Brown locked in for the next five years, the Steelers hold all the leverage in this contract dispute with Wallace.  His holdout will likely serve no purpose at this point.  It’s in his best interests to show up to camp ASAP.

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3 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Steelers Sign WR Antonio Brown to 5 year, $42.5 Million Deal

  1. Pingback: Is Mike Wallace On His Way Out of Pittsburgh? | Wins&Losses | W&L | Dubs&Ls

  2. I was stunned to read this. Only bc Pittsburgh doesn’t pay their WRs. Ever. Unless you’re Hines Ward. I guess Mr Wallace can call Plax and Santonio–ask em how it feels.

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