Antonio Brown signs extension with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have rewarded Antonio Brown with a massive extension. More

Star wide receiver Antonio Brown is set to be a Steeler for life after signing a new five-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The extension is well-warranted, as Brown has consistently been the game's best receiver over the last several years.

This past season, he sat out the team's regular season finale, marking his first absence from a game since 2012.

At least it made Brown feel feisty, as he chose to stick it to the scouts that doubted him before the 2010 Draft.

Earlier Monday, the Steelers locked up another prolific offensive player, running back Le'Veon Bell, for at least the 2017 season by placing the franchise tag on him. After a slow start to his career which saw him make only nine starts in 2010, Brown found his groove in the league. Green's $15 million average. So as you'd expect, 22 of the 32 are quarterbacks, including Brown's teammate Ben Roethlisberger. If no deal is reached, Bell would have to play the 2017 season under the franchise tender.

The $17 million (annual) salary pushed Brown to the top of the National Football League wideouts in pay and shot past A.J. Is that smart business sense? In the final year of his rookie contract, Bell received a $853,147 base salary and had a $1,197,347 cap number. Only four wide receivers in the league now own a $70-plus million deal. These front-office decisions were neither shocking nor unreasonable given Brown's and Bell's standing in the league. The contract is for five years, in which Brown will make $68 million.

Mourinho: Not All My Players Have The Mentality Of Winners
Not all of them", said Mourinho. "The Zanettis, Lampards -- these guys you don't find every day". We have players who can make a difference. "He is an option for me". "Michael is available.

"I'm not playing on no one-year deal", JPP said.

Pierre-Paul played in just 12 games last season before he was sidelined with a sports hernia. Retired receiver Calvin Johnson signed for a record $60 million guaranteed. Many of them didn't even come close.

All the speculation Antonio Brown could be on the outs in Pittsburgh may soon be put to rest. The backup QB position is also up in the air and there aren't many reinforcements on defense.

Rooney went on to say how much Brown has influenced the Steelers' success and that he believes that the wide receiver is "capable of continuing to be that kind of player". Injuries hurt them there, but they have no one right now they can count on filling those roles next season.

By signing Brown and committing to Bell in a big way, the Steelers not only must be convinced that those two can help them get to their first Super Bowl in seven seasons but that they have few qualms about their various indiscretions.

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