The Steelers have begun negotiating a contract with wide receiver Antonio Brown that would keep him in Pittsburgh for the rest of his career. Pittsburgh GM Kevin Colbert said “We want Antonio to retire a Steeler for life.” Brown has one year left on a five-year, $42 million contract he signed in 2012.
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault, one felony count each of robbery and conspiracy, and a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats stemming from his alleged involvement in a street altercation over the weekend in Pittsburgh.
Former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, says he won’t be attending the event. Garrett said he wants to experience the moment of being drafted with his family and friends in Arlington, Texas.
When you look at me what do you see? I know you wanna ask me what sport I play.
The Steelers released cornerback Justin Gilbert, who has failed to match the expectations of a top-10 pick in three seasons. The Browns selected Gilbert eighth overall in the 2014 draft.
Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady was named Super Bowl LI MVP. Brady tossed for 466 and two touchdowns to earn his fifth super bowl title.
HOUSTON — The chants rang out loud and long at NRG Stadium in South Texas, not from bars or living rooms across New England, until a wall of sound enveloped a team and a quarterback on a mission. “Brady, Brady,” the fans screamed, and it is in moments like this — the first overtime in Super Bowl history — that Tom Brady appears most comfortable, as if lounging on his sofa in his beloved Uggs.
Asked this week on “The Dan Patrick Show” about the contract, Brown said both sides are “beginning to get it rolling” and that he wants to finish his career as a Steeler.
“That’s my plan,” said Brown, who will be 29 in July.
Former Ohio State safety Malik Hooker won’t participate in the NFL scouting combine after having labrum and hernia surgery. The combine is February 28-March 6.
Steelers’ president Art Rooney II said he expects Ben Roethlisberger to return for a 14th NFL season because of the quarterback’s desire to win a third Super Bowl. Rooney said he believes winning is Roethlisberger’s “No. 1 motivation,” and that the QB has grown into more of a leader in recent years.