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Steelers discuss deal with WR Brown


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Wide receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers are discussing a new deal just two seasons into the six-year, $43 million contract signed in 2012.

Upon announcement of T.Y. Hilton’s $65 million contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts, Brown tweeted “Dear God thank you.” Brown is represented by Drew Rosenhaus, the agent who negotiated the Hilton deal.

Hilton made his desire for a new deal known in the offseason but reported to team workouts and said he would not hold out.

The Steelers signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a five-year, $100 million extension in the offseason.

Brown, 27, had 129 receptions for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns last season.

He was a sixth-round pick in 2010 out of Central Michigan and emerged as the No. 1 receiver for the Steelers following the free-agent departure of Mike Wallace to the Miami Dolphins.

Of Roethlisberger’s 608 pass attempts last season, 181 were intended for Brown. The next closest wide receiver on the roster was Markus Wheaton, who had 86 targets.

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