that he was not looking for a new contract when and if he is traded from the Steelers to a new team Coty Sensabaugh Jersey
, but a team talking to Pittsburgh about trading for the wide receiver reportedly got a different message this week.Albert Breer of SI.com reports that a team involved in talks with the Steelers was told that Brown wants to be the highest-paid wide receiver in the league. Giants wideout Odell Beckham currently holds that spot with a contract that averages $18 million a year.The identity of the team is not part of the report, but Breer reports “money was a factor” for the Bills when their talks with the Steelers went off the rails Thursday night and Friday morning. There were multiple reports that Brown’s unwillingness to go to Buffalo was what blocked the deal from going through.In addition to Brown’s demands, the Steelers have their own desired compensation from a trade and those desires have been too rich for some teams to this point. The combination means that the Brown saga drags on without a clear end in sight. Even after the 2019 NFL Draft, is the WR position still an issue for the Pittsburgh Steelers?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest NewsAfter free agency and the NFL Draft, do the Steelers still have a hole at wide receiver?New,77commentsEven after the 2019 NFL Draft, is the WR position still an issue for the Pittsburgh Steelers?EDTShareTweetShareShareAfter free agency and the NFL Draft, do the Steelers still have a hole at wide receiver?Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY SportsThere is no denying the Pittsburgh Steelers had some serious needs heading into the offseason which encompasses both free agency and the NFL Draft. They needed to secure the inside linebacker position Franco Harris Jersey
, traded Antonio Brown to the Raiders, watched Le’Veon Bell go to the Jets via free agency, and tried to fill some voids on the team with free agents like Mark Barron, Steven Nelson and Donte Moncrief.After trading up to draft Devin Bush with the team’s first round draft pick, most would assume both he and Barron would be more than able to solidify the linebacker position which has remained shaky since Ryan Shazier’s injury in 2017.Drafting Benny Snell Jr. helped add another horse to their stable of backs, which was certainly a need heading into the offseason, but even after the addition of Moncrief, and drafting Diontae Johnson in the third round Darrius Heyward-Bey Jersey
, do the Steelers still have a hole on their roster left by the traded Brown?The fine folks at Football Outsiders, via ESPN, have labeled where each team’s weakness is on their current roster. But first, here is the rationale for their list:So, back to the weakness on the Steelers’ roster...according to Football Outsiders there is no way the Steelers have done enough to get Brown’s 15 touchdowns. In other words, the wide receiver position is the glaring weakness on the Steelers roster.See what Football Outsiders had to say about the position: It is extremely hard to disagree with their thinking when talking about the wide receiver position. If you were to pick another position with a glaring need? What would it be? Safety? With both starters returning I don’t really see it as a huge hole to fill. Outside linebacker? Barring your opinions of Bud Dupree, it seems the team is confident in that position too. Tight End? You could make an argument here, but I’m not sold on the Steelers not adding to the position before the start of the season.Plain and simple Dermontti Dawson Jersey
, the Steelers’ roster has been bolstered this offseason, and there aren’t many glaring holes to fill. Don’t worry, this is a good thing. If wide receiver is the least of their worries, and they still have players like JuJu Smith-Schuster and company on the field, I like the team’s chances of doing some damage in 2019.