Antonio Brown, Steelers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

August 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers and star wide receiver Antonio Brown reached an agreement Wednesday on a restructured contract. 
Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the new pact. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported that Brown will now earn more than $10 million in 2016, up from an expected $6.25 million. Garafolo also noted that the contract is still set to expire after the 2017 campaign. However, Schefter reported that the team is "promising to give him a true extension after this season."
The wideout posted a picture on social media with agent Drew Rosenhaus while signing the deal:
Brown is one of the NFL's best and most dependable receivers. He tallied 375 catches for more than 5,000 yards and 31 touchdowns over the last three seasons as his connection with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reached remarkable heights.
His contract during that time made him a steal for the Steelers. He counted just over $16 million against the cap across those three seasons ...

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