On Tuesday, Brown sent a tweet thanking Steelers fans for nine great years and said it is "time to move on and forward". But Brown wants a trade and he officially has requested that from the Steelers, per source.
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According to Steelers president Art Rooney II, the Steelers still didn't hear from Brown in the weeks following that Week 17 contest. His saga will likely remain one of the biggest stories of the National Football League offseason over the next few months.More news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'to be appointed Manchester United boss'
Committing $12.6 million of that to Brown, however, seems unlikely.
It has also emerged Brown was hit with two lawsuits in October for an incident that allegedly occurred at his South Florida high-rise last April.
Brown was accused of yelling at security and throwing furniture from his balcony, upset over $80,000 and a gun he reported missing.More news: Backed Syrian force announces 'final battle' against IS
Brown is a seven-time Pro Bowler and has been named to the NFL's All Pro first-team four times. However, his contract makes it unlikely that Brown would be traded.
Brown has three years remaining on his current deal, with base salaries of $12.6 million, $11.3 million and $12.5 to be paid.
Of course, Brown remains under contract to the Steelers, so the 49ers are not allowed to publicly discuss the potential of Brown playing in Santa Clara next season. Brown hauled in 305 receptions for 3,199 yards and 22 touchdowns during his tie with the Chippewas.More news: Dems Call for Fairfax’s ‘Immediate’ Resignation After Second ‘Troubling’ Sexual Assault Allegation