STEELERS SIGN BROWN TO $68M DEAL, TAG BELL
On the same day the Pittsburgh Steelers ensured one of their offensive stars would be kept under wraps, the team also made a deal to give another one top dollar. The Steelers reached a four-year, $68 million extension with Anto
nio Brown that makes the wide receiver the highest paid at his position, a person familiar with the deal’s terms told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the financial aspects of the contract had not been announced. Brown had one year remaining on his existing contract. Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green previously held the high for the position with $15 million average per year. Brown confirmed the deal on Twitter by posting an image of himself with agent Drew
Rosenhaus and the caption “Steelers for life #Boomin.” The team also announced the exten- sion. Also Monday, the Steelers placed the exclusive franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell.