It was also reported last week that the 49ers have not engaged in discussions with the Steelers, even though San Francisco was rumored to be one of Brown's preferred destinations.
Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
GM Kevin Colbert said on Wednesday he would not totally rule any team out, but would be judicious in the process. The rumor is that it is a one-team race to get his services, and the Raiders certainly have the draft capital if they want him, but that would essentially mean that they traded Amari Cooper for Brown.More news: Trump attacks Mueller probe
Brown is a great player, and I think he's gotten a really bad rap after some things that are totally Ben Roethlisberger's fault, but the situation in Oakland is dysfunctional and I don't see how it will work out.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen needs playmakers, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more productive player in recent memory than Brown.
Brown has asked for a trade after his relationship with the Steelers went south last season. So, will we be selective?More news: Champions League: Borussia Dortmund 0 Tottenham 1
With the National Football League scouting combine over and talks surely happening in Indianapolis while everyone was in the same place, it sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to make a move. Sources say the Steelers are asking for a first round pick.
"Thank you Steeler Nation for a big 9 years.time to move on and forward.#NewDemands", he wrote.
Wherever Brown ends up he's going to look for a restructured contract.More news: Korea's Kim arrives home after Trump summit: state media summit