Report: Brown refusing to meet with Steelers owner
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Disgruntled wide receiver Antonio Brown has no plans to meet with Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II despite the latter's hope to engage in dialogue and clear the air, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Brown reportedly requested a trade from Pittsburgh earlier this week. He also tweeted a video with a caption that thanked SteelerNation and stated it's "time to move on."

The 30-year-old receiver is under contract for the next three years and carries a cap hit of more than $22 million for 2019. Trading Brown by March 17 would leave the Steelers with a $21.12-million dead cap hit, and that number would rise to $23.62 million if he's traded afterward due to a $2.5-million roster bonus, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

The Steelers have said they'll consider trade offers for Brown, but that they won't release him.

The player and organization have been at odds since Brown was benched for the 2018 season finale after skipping practices and not communicating with the coaching staff following a dispute that reportedly involved quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

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