Pittsburgh's offseason program starts Monday. According to the report, Brown is also thinking about not attending the team's three-day mandatory minicamp, which starts June 16, and training camp, which begins at the end of July.
Brown signed a five-year, $42.5 million extension with Pittsburgh in 2012 and then restructured his contract last season, creating $4 million in cap space for the team. He is not scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent until after the 2017 season.
The 26-year-old made $5.285 million last season and is scheduled to make $6 million in base salary for the 2015 season.
Brown led the NFL with 129 catches for 1,698 yards last season and also scored 13 touchdowns, earning first-team AP All-Pro honors. He also had 319 punt return yards with one touchdown.
Brown has 390 career catches for 5,259 yards and 28 receiving touchdowns in his six seasons with the Steelers, who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft.
- Scooby Axson