Antonio Brown posts to Twitter he wants to move on from Steelers, but don't even think about him coming to New England

Ryan Hannable
February 12, 2019 - 1:40 pm

It appears Antonio Brown will be with another team next season.

The Steelers wide receiver posted to Twitter a message thanking the Steelers fans for his nine years with the organization. "Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward.......... #NewDemands," he tweeted Tuesday.

It is important to note he's still under contract with the Steelers and they have the leverage.

Pittsburgh will obviously try and trade him, but his value has certainly gone down and the teams in the mix for his services are limited as well. The Steelers are likely not going to trade him to a top AFC team because why would they want to help their competition?

This likely eliminates the Patriots from being involved, unless for some reason he gets released. And even then, it may not make sense given his salary demands.

Brown, 30, is under contract until 2021 and if traded he will have a cap hit of over $15 million for his new team.

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