PSR ANYTIME. ANYWHERE. Introducing the Pittsburgh Sports Report eMagazine. Click to read and watch the best sports coverage in the region.
Saturday July 4 2015
Leave this field empty.

Steelers extend contract of Antonio Brown

PSR Logo
Wide receiver agrees to long-term extension.

The Steelers have extended the contract of WR Antonio Brown five years through the 2017 season. The team did not release details of the deal, but NBC Sports is reporting that the contract is worth $42.5 million.


Brown, a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, was the team’s MVP in 2011. He would have been eligible for restricted free agency at the end of the 2012 season.


“We are excited to announce that Antonio Brown will be with the team through at least the 2017 season,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said. “He has played a major role in our success over the past two years and we are thrilled he will be a Steeler for many years to come.”


Brown, who is in his third year in the NFL after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, was named the team’s MVP following last year and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl (as a kick returner). He finished second on the team with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards in 2011 and became the first player in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards and at least 1,000 return yards (1,062).


For his career, Brown has 85 catches for 1,275 yards with two touchdowns, including a career-long 79-yarder versus Cleveland in Week 14 of 2011.

Share
Imagine this potentially disastrous scenario for the Pirates pitching staff: Veteran A.J. Burnett starts pitching like he's 38-years-old. That's it. That's the entire scenario.
Editor's DeskFeature One
By nature, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is not a patient man. Despite all arguments to the contrary.
Blue LineFeature Two
Bob Friend has not pitched in a major league game since 1966, but the ex-Pirates ace has kept himself quite busy in the nearly 50 years since he last pitched.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore Notes
CoGo's is proud to recognize Hempfield Area Senior High School track and field athlete Maddie Holmberg as the June 2015 High School Sports Unsung Hero award recipient.
Feature FourHigh School
PSR VIDEO
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Steelers TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Xfinity HS FootballHigh School TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3PSR Video PiratesPirates TV Channel
Cole Tucker, the Pirates first-round draft pick a year ago, stands out among his teammates. The Arizona-born Tucker stands 6-3, tanned, curly-haired and slender at 185-pounds.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
The draft and the bulk of free agency are behind us and NFL teams are headed toward OTA's and mini-camps. How do the 2015 Steelers look headed into offseason workouts?
Custom 2Pure Steel
Franklin Regional sophomore Spencer Lee has a chance to be considered the best wrestler the WPIAL has seen since his hero, Cary Kolat, won four state titles with an undefeated record of 137-0 at Jefferson-Morgan in the early 90’s.
Custom 3High School
It’s rare and exciting for fans of any sport to watch one transcendent player begin his career as a professional. This year, hockey fans may get to see two.
Blue LineCustom 4