The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to a contract extension with a wide receiver, except it’s the not the receiver you think.
NFL.com reported that the Steelers and wide receiver Antonio Brown came to terms on a contract extension worth $42.5 million over 5 years.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers initiated talks to extend Brown after talks with Mike Wallace completely broke down.
Brown was the Steelers’ second-leading receiver last season with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards and two touchdowns.
The Steelers have been trying for months to sign wide out Mike Wallace to a long-term contract after he refused to sign his franchise tender.
Wallace refuses to play or attend training camp under the $2.7 million tender he was offered.
It now looks like the Steelers may attempt to trade Wallace rather than sit through a lengthy holdout full of distractions.
Pittsburgh does business a certain way and whether Mike Wallace likes it or not his team will move on without him.