Antonio Brown Reportedly Requests Trade From Steelers

The star wide receiver may have played his last game in Pittsburgh.

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UPDATED 2:32 p.m. ET: The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Brown has not officially requested a trade, but did say the words "I'm done!" on Wednesday. 

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Antonio Brown might have played his last game for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the All-Pro wide receiver has asked to be traded from the storied franchise.

The news comes amid reports of turmoil in Pittsburgh, which led to Brown missing Sunday's must-win game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown reportedly became irate with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and threw a football at him during practice. Roethlisberger later downplayed reports of a rift and called Brown one of his "closest friends."

Even before news of Brown's trade request broke, opposing players began recruiting the wide receiver on Twitter. 

Brown seemed intrigued by the not-so-subtle proposition. 

But despite Brown's apparent desire to move on from the Steel City, La Canfora points out that the team's front office is unlikely to grant Brown his wish. ESPN's Bill Barnwell pointed to Brown's current contract as a reason why he's unlikely to be dealt anytime soon. 



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