Antonio Brown Wants To Play With Dez Bryant On The Pittsburgh Steelers
on Jul 30, 2018 08:50 AM EDT
Steelers superstar Antonio Brown wants to join forces with veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant in Pittsburgh in the upcoming National Football League season.
Brown took to Twitter to recruit Bryant to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, citing that they will win the chip together. Currently, the Steelers are stacked in the wide receiver position with Brown, Juju Smith-Schuster, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Eli Rogers, and rookie James Washington.
"Come play with me @DezBryant let's get the chip. Eat Greedy. Big plates," Brown wrote on Twitter
Earlier this offseason, Bryant and the Cleveland Browns have developed a mutual interest and are likely to meet in the coming days. Jane Slater of the NFL Network added that Bryant also received the attention from at least one other franchise.
Still A Solid Player
While Bryant is no longer the elite wideout he once was, the former Dallas Cowboys star is still a great player for his position, as he registered 69 receptions for 838 yards on top of six touchdowns last season. According to Pro Football Focus, Bryant is ranked 47th among wide receivers last season with a grade of 75.2.
During his prime, Bryant was among the most lethal red-zone weapons in the league. Bryant has been named to the Pro Bowl three times and was an All-Pro first team member in 2014. He averaged 84 receptions, 1,216 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns in the span of 2011 and 2014.
The Cowboys released Bryant in April as both sides blamed each other for poor results. Bryant also fired some shots at the front office, the team's ownership, and former teammates Sean Lee and Travis Frederick. He played in Dallas for eight seasons.
Brown To Pittsburgh Is Unlikely
According to Timothy Rapp of Bleacher Report, Bryant is unlikely to start in Pittsburgh with the presence of Brown and second-year man Smith-Schuster. On the other hand, Washington is expected to make the team and play a crucial role in the passing game of the team.
Should Bryant decide to join the Steelers, he is likely to battle for the team's fourth wide receiver position. CBS Sports journalist John Breech added that Bryant might consider an offer from Pittsburgh most especially since the former Cowboys star has been vocal of his request of signing with a contender.
Unfortunately, the Steelers and any team in the AFC North that are interested in bringing Bryant won't be playing the Cowboys this year. Other reports say that Bryant has been wanting to sign with a team that goes up against the Cowboys this season.
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