IFWT_Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown says he never planned to hold out but he made it clear that he deserves a new contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brown is due $6.25 million in the fifth year of a six-year, $43 million contract.

Brown said his agent Drew Rosenhaus is expected to meet with the Steelers.  The wide receiver was asked whether he should be the exception to the Steelers’ long-standing policy not to renegotiate contracts for non-quarterbacks unless a player has one year left on his contract

“You have to take care of your guys,” Brown said after Sunday’s practice via ESPN. “If a guy underperforms, you get rid of him. If a guy overperforms, you take care of him.”

Brown might be the most underpaid player in the league and has emerged as the best wideout in the game over the last two seasons.  He caught an NFL-record 265 passes for 3,532 yards and 23 touchdowns over that time.

When he signed his contract in 2012 it was a bit surprising in terms of the amount but now he is the 18th-highest paid wideout making him seriously underpaid.

A contract restructure is definitely a possibility.

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