Steelers Antonio Brown Expected To Be Traded By Friday: Report

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly shifting rapidly of their Antonio Brown commerce negotiations, and there is a perception deal shall be accomplished sooner fairly than later. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Steelers have knowledgeable groups of their want to maneuver rapidly and they're encouraging these groups to place collectively their finest provide ASAP. Furthermore, ESPN's Adam Schefter studies that groups have been instructed a deal is anticipated to be in place by Friday, March eight. 

Among the groups in pursuit of Antonio Brown are the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, whom Brown has publicly expressed a want to play for. Oakland has loads of cap area and draft picks (together with 4 of the highest 35 picks within the 2019 NFL Draft) to place collectively an attractive provide.

Reasonably sufficient, the Steelers wish to keep away from buying and selling the All Pro receiver inside the division, that means AFC North rivals - Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns - are most definitely out of the query, based on a report by ESPN.

Additionally, ESPN studies that Pittsburgh views the New England Patriots as a "no-trade zone." Preferably, the Steelers hope they will discover a commerce accomplice within the NFC, however they will not flip down a profitable provide if it comes from a crew such because the Raiders.

According to NFL.com, the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans are additionally within the combine as potential touchdown spots.