Working in favor of the Steelers when it comes to Brown is that he's under contract until at least 2021 when he has an out clause in his contract.
Tomlin did not deny that the perception could be reality, that Brown "quit" on the Steelers when the team needed a win (and Ravens loss) to continue their season.
Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward put his trust in both Mike Tomlin and General Manager Kevin Colbert while revealing his feelings about Antonio Brown during an interview on WDVE Wednesday morning.
Brown, who finished the season with 104 catches for 1,297 yards and an NFL-best 15 touchdowns in 15 games, was also a no-show on Monday during the team's final meetings.
And while Brown's tweet called down some consternation from the Steelers brass, they ultimately have turned a blind eye because, frankly, Brown is one of the best wide receivers in the National Football League right now.
It's tough to see Antonio Brown and the Steelers being a partnership much longer. Initially, it was reported that Brown sat out the game due to an injury. The seven-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro reportedly asked to be traded earlier this week, according to Jason La Canfora.
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For those who won't be in Times Square for the New Year, they can watch the live stream on CNN's homepage here. Anderson Cooper will return for the 11th New Year's Eve Live show on CNN , with Andy Cohen as his cohost.
"My options may seem limited by people or circumstances", the caption read.
Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison added to the drama with a message on Instagram.
"If they sign off, I always feel good about it".
For the past several years, this portion of the calendar has seen Cincinnati Bengals fans have little to watch except other AFC North teams. You don't let your brothers down. "I think the biggest thing is, some of the guys that I've talked to, they tried to reach out to him and they haven't heard back".
"We're going to pause before we start talking about development of 2019, and that includes any and all free agents for '19", Tomlin said. Adams came close to a record-breaking year in 2018, nearly eclipsing team records in receptions and yards.