We’re in the wee hours of the deadline for when the Steelers wanted to have a deal in a trade for Antonio Brown. For a short time Thursday night, everyone thought that team was the Bills, but that fizzled out, in part reportedly because Brown said he wouldn’t report.
Where does he end up now? Well, if you ask him, it sure sounds like he thinks that team is the Raiders. He posted a video of him working out in which a voice can be heard saying “Yes, sir, got that black and grey on already.” and then he approaches the camera and says he will announce his new team “in a little bit.”
#Steelers disgruntled WR Antonio Brown says he'll announce his new team in "a little bit."— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 8, 2019
The next video, he seemed to pull back a little bit, saying “AB might be somewhere in less than 24 hours.”
But then a report from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post said that Brown has told people he thinks he’s headed to the Raiders.
Antonio Brown has told people he thinks he'll wind up with the Raiders, but it's not up to him. Time will tell if the Steelers are able to pull off a trade after talks with Bills blew up.— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 8, 2019
I would take this for what it’s worth. It’s worth something because at least it suggests Brown would not nix a trade to Oakland, but rather welcome it. But with the way this whole saga has gone down thus far, he may just be trying to speak it into existence.