The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday that they have come to terms with a contract extension with one of their key wide receivers.
Oh….Not that wide reciever.
While the Steelers have broken off negotiations with holdout Mike Wallace, they did take care of Antonio Brown, by signing the 24-year old to a contract extention.
William DePaoli of TIOPS reports that the Steelers and Brown have agreed on a five-year, $42.5 million extension.
— Will DePaoli (@TIOPS_DePaoli) July 27, 2012
Brown was the Steelers MVP in 2011, coming off a career year in which he caught 69 passes for 1,108 yards and a pair of scores.
While the Steelers were going to have to talk extension with Brown sooner rather than later, the timing is quite interesting, only days after pulling their offer to Wallace off the table.
The extension for Brown could also serve as a message to Wallace, something that says “Life goes on without you.”
Either way, it’s great news out of Latrobe that the Steelers got a deal done with one of their wide receivers, even if it was the one that no one expected them to get a deal done with.