Steelers owner all but confirms team will part ways with Antonio Brown

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Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney was interviewed on Thursday about the status of disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown. Once again, after dealing with the Le'Veon Bell contract situation for two years and finally moving on from him, the Steelers are embroiled in yet another conflict with a star skill-position player that might drag on.

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In the wake of Brown "Tony Toe Tapping Out" of the Steelers' "darkest hour" - a must-win season finale against the Bengals - the relationship very.

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"All options are on the table", Rooney said. This year, that focus shifts over to the other offensive powerhouse: Antonio Brown. We're not going to release him, that's not on the table. "We're not closing the door on anything at this point", Rooney said.

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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. Although, Rooney stated that he won't let that deter them from making a later move if need be. We have two months to go before we can do anything. As Dulac pointed out, Brown is slated to receive a $2.5-million bonus from the club on March 17 and logic tells us the Steelers would more than likely target that as their decision date. "So, there's no reason why they have to hurry and make a decision right now, which would be a decision made out of weakness and made out of vulnerability". Sources close to Brown said the All-Pro has been frustrated with team dynamics for a while but has not mentioned the desire for a trade since the season ended. We'll see how things play out.