By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown met with owner Art Rooney II on Tuesday. This was the first known meeting since the two sides have been colliding since the end of the season.
Brown and Rooney initially met, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Then, at some point later, Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, and executive Omar Kahn also joined the meeting.
Schefter said that the meeting was cordial. He also said that everyone ‘agreed the trade will be for the best.’
Since the end of the season, it was reported that Brown clashed with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the Wednesday before the season-finale. This reportedly caused Brown to miss practices and a team meeting before the Cincinnati Bengals game.
Brown also reportedly left at halftime of the Bengals contest.
He reportedly made it known he would like to be traded on Jan. 1. While that wasn’t a demand of a trade, he officially made it known he wanted out last week when he made public a Twitter video.
The 30-year-old Miami, Florida native made 15 starts this season. He had 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. The 15 touchdowns were a career-high; surpassing his previous record of 13 touchdowns in 2014.
He has had six straight seasons, where he had more than 1,000 receiving yards. He has seven 1,000-plus receiving yardage seasons in his career.
In his final game of the season, he had his best game in a 31-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints, he had 14 receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns.