But I will say all other options are on the table.
Within a few hours after the newspaper posted Rooney's comments, Brown tweeted a photo of himself and Rooney shaking hands, with the caption, "Good Business #Boomin".
On the same day, Brown responded to criticism from former teammate Ryan Clark, who said on ESPN that the Steelers need to trade Brown. Rumors began swirling about a disagreement between the receiver and the team's franchise quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, after Pittsburgh decided to make Brown inactive against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Brown's absence in Week 17 practices resulted in a benching for the season finale.
King adds that the Steelers will likely listen to offers and that they will pull the trigger on a trade if they like what they are receiving, but he thinks that eventually, Brown and Mike Tomlin will meet and settle things.
"That has to be taken into consideration, but, as I sit here today, I'm not going to say that's going to box us into anything", Rooney told Dulac. His cap hit next season is about $22 million, which would be Detroit's second highest after Stafford. The Steelers would be on the hook for $21.1 million in dead money if they were to move Brown. Brown also is very close with Pro Bowl TE George Kittle and has started following several 49ers players and the team's official account on Twitter, so make of that what you wish. They are desperate for wide receiver help though, and Brown is the style of receiver 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan covets.
Antonio Brown has been a huge topic of discussion in the National Football League as of late.
Last year, all eyes were on running back Le'Veon Bell. Another mid-round pick and a roster player would likely have to be part of the package as well. We have two months to go before we can do anything.