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Report: Broncos among the teams interested in Antonio Brown

Vincent Frank
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It’s becoming more and more clear that the Pittsburgh Steelers will part ways with star wide receiver Antonio Brown this offseason.

Fresh off a drama-filled 2018 campaign in which Brown got into it with teammate Ben Roethlisberger and was benched for Week 17, the receiver’s social media activity has been eye-opening.

It’s led to Pittsburgh’s owner saying that it’s hard to imagine Brown being on the team once training camp gets going in July.

In discussing this entire situation on Saturday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport referenced multiple general managers in indicating that the Steelers will likely get a second-round pick and a bit more compensation for Brown. Rapoport also mentioned the Denver Broncos as a possible destination for the game’s best receiver.

Brown, 30, has been linked more to the San Francisco 49ers than any other team. Though, a lot of that has to do with Brown’s activity on social media and 49ers players outwardly recruiting him.

If he is indeed placed on the trade block, there’s not going to be a shortage of teams interested in Brown. And as Rapoport noted, the Steelers themselves might now decide to call other teams up about the volatile pass catcher.

We’re expecting talks to heat up during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis late next month. From there, a trade could very well be worked out in short order.