The Pittsburgh Steelers will report for training camp on Thursday and wide receiver Antonio Brown will be there. Brown, however, wants his contract addressed before the start of the regular season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
This is not surprising one bit but if Brown wants more money this year, he’ll more than likely have to settle for getting an advancement on his 2017 base salary like he received last year as general manager Kevin Colbert isn’t likely to give him a new deal until next year at this same time.
“Players sign contracts, we expect them to honor those until there’s a year left,” said Colbert nearly one full year ago. “The only time we’ve gone away from that is with the quarterbacks and we’ve been consistent about going to them with two years left, except for Ben this year. You know Ben didn’t do his until he had one year left.”
Brown is scheduled to make $6.25 million in base salary this season. He had 136 catches and 1,834 yards in 2016, which both set Steelers franchise records.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is currently the leagues highest paid wide receiver as he averages $15 million a season.