Steelers president on Antonio Brown: ‘We’ll look at all the options’

Steelers offseason The Antonio Brown dilemma will go a long way in shaping the offseason plan

Last year, all eyes were on running back Le'Veon Bell.

"All options are on the table", Rooney said.

"There's not much we can do right now; we have time to make a decision", Rooney added "We'll look at all the options".

Antonio Brown's future in Pittsburgh is starting to become even more clear following the comments by the president of the team. We're not going to release him, that's not on the table.

And that has now made an offseason for the Steelers that already was sure to be littered with questions about how to prop open that closing window of opportunity a little more ... shall we say ... drama-filled.

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Other teams are also reportedly interested in signing him, having deferred before when he was restricted. Cleveland may have found the terms enticing so they could evaluate a young wing player without any risk.

The 30-year-old Brown has fueled speculation that he wants out of Pittsburgh since the end of the campaign by posting photos of Rice from his 49ers days on social media.

Trading Brown would not be without its cap-related complications, but Rooney told Dulac that wouldn't stop the franchise from making a move.

Pittsburgh can't trade him until March 13, meaning the Steelers have two months to smooth things over with the NFL's best receiver or else they might be forced to find a new home for him. Brown's $2.5 million roster bonus due March 17 would incentivize the Steelers to deal him.

If the Steelers were to trade Brown, the price tag would likely be high, according to NFL Network.

The Antonio Brown situation has reached a level of seriousness where the Steelers' team president is now saying publicly that he doesn't expect Brown to be with the team when training camp begins in July and that everything short of a release is on the table.

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