Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger react to Antonio Brown signing with Patriots: 'Whatever'

Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 6:00 am

FOXBOROUGH -- Even though Antonio Brown could not play Sunday night, it was pretty ironic the Steelers were at Gillette Stadium to take on the Patriots, who just 24 hours earlier agreed to terms with their former star.

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Brown was traded to Oakland this offseason, but released over the weekend and then quickly scooped up by New England.

Following the Patriots' 33-3 win Sunday, a few Steelers were asked for their reaction to the Brown news, but no one really cared.

"Whatever," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said.

Head coach Mike Tomlin was pretty much the same, just in more words.

“I have none," he said. "He didn’t play for them tonight, he wasn’t going to play for them tonight, he wasn’t going to play for anyone this weekend. So, didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about it or dwelling on it.”

Tomlin added: “I’m not specifically worried about anything relative to Antonio Brown, I’m worried about the guys in the locker room. The quality of the execution and what we did or didn’t do. Antonio’s been off our team for a number of months. We moved on from that stuff in March.”

It seems like Pittsburgh just wants to move on.

“That’s all behind us,” Mike Hilton said. “We’ll worry about the guys in this locker room and what we need to get better.”

Brown's signing with the Patriots will likely become official Monday afternoon.

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