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Steelers will not renegotiate WR Brown’s deal


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Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Thursday that the team will not revisit wide receiver Antonio Brown’s contract.

Colbert recently met with Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, but the GM said the team has a policy of not renegotiating contracts that have more than a year left, except for quarterbacks.

“It was something that was here before I got here and I am sure it will continue after I am gone,” Colbert told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It is just the consistency within the organization. It is something that we believe in, and it works for us, so I don’t see it changing.”

Brown is entering the fourth year of a six-year, $43 million deal he signed in 2012, and he wants a deal that reflects his performance over the past two seasons: a league-high 239 receptions, including a franchise-record 129 for 1,698 yards last year.

Brown will be paid $6 million this season, $8.25 million in 2016 and $8.71 million in 2017. A dozen other receivers have deals that average more per year than his does.

Brown sat out the first week of voluntary conditioning, but he has taken part in all of training camp.

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