Calvin Johnson gives props to Steelers' Brown
JUN 24, 3:59p ET | FOX Sports
StatsLLC: May 26 / 12:00a ET
News: Brown insists the only number on his mind is 2015, not his salary. The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver was on the field with the rest of his teammates when the Steelers began organized team activities on Tuesday. Brown brushed aside questions about whether he planned to sit out the activities and minicamp in search of a new deal.
Impact: Brown led the NFL with a team-record 129 receptions in 2014. He downplayed the idea he was unhappy with the six-year $43-million contract he signed in 2012. The 26-year-old Brown promised he will be at Saint Vincent College when the Steelers begin training camp in July and that any contract issues are for agent Drew Rosenhaus to figure out.
Rotowire: Apr 27 / 8:31a ET
News: Brown was among the Steelers present for Monday's offseason workout.
Impact: Previous reports suggested that Brown might be looking to re-work his deal with the Steelers -- which has three years remaining on it -- but his presence at the team's current voluntary workouts indicates that at this stage, things are trending away from any sort of contentious holdout. On the heels of a 2014 season in in which he led the NFL with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards, Brown approaches the upcoming campaign as one of the elite fantasy options at his position.
Rotowire: Apr 20 / 1:13p ET
News: Brown is said to be looking for a new contract with the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Impact: Per the report, Brown, who has three more seasons left on his current six-year, $43 million deal with the team, will not attend the Steelers' voluntary conditioning program and may consider holding out of the team's mandatory minicamp in June and/or training camp. While it's too early for this situation to impact fantasy draft boards, it's nonetheless worth monitoring in the coming months, with Brown coming off a 2014 season in which he led the NFL with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards.