Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown says he is not skipping team’s offseason workouts in search of new deal
Fox Sports reported last month that Brown planned on skipping the team’s offseason workouts because he was not happy with his current deal.
Brown skipped the Steelers voluntary workouts in April, but showed up for the team’s organized team activities on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh’s three-day mandatory minicamp starts June 16, and training camp begins at the end of July.
“It’s not my business to discuss,” Brown said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s singularly up to my agent. Right now, I’m trying to better my game and prepare for 2015.”
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.
“I’m here singularly focused to get better and better my game,” Brown said. “This organization has been nothing but first class to me, believing in my skills since I got here. I’m ready to pay them back with my work ethic.”
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