Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown met with owner Art Rooney II yesterday and both parties agreed a trade was in the best interest of everyone.
Team general manager Kevin Colbert spoke about trading Brown today and stated they will try and trade him but will not give him away, according to Ed Couchette of The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Colbert stated if the trade does not benefit the Steelers, Brown could return.
Colbert added via Bouchette that Brown won’t dictate where he goes in a possible trade and for competitive reasons, there are teams they prefer not to trade him to. He stated the league will be looking into Brown’s domestic dispute in Florida last month but the team isn’t concerned about it.
Regarding yesterday’s meeting between Brown and Rooney, Colbert stated they met one-on-one for 20 minutes after a group discussion in Florida, according to Bouchette. He said Brown wanted to take the photo he posted on Twitter and the sides left on good terms.
Bouchette reports Colbert stated the Steelers have not held trade talks with teams yet about Antonio Brown. However, the team does not plan to move a significant player without significant compensation.