Antonio Brown told by Steelers to stop hurting his trade value

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Le'Veon Bell's Pittsburgh Steelers tenure appears to be over. If you remember, Bell sat out the entire 2018 season due to a contract dispute and has been open about how unhappy he is with the Steelers organization.

Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts prior to the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

"(Broncos GM John) Elway called me that morning and we had a great conversation, which he didn't have to do, and I appreciated that", Keenum said on the Sports Spectrum Podcast.

There had been some talk about using the transition tag, but we can officially kill all speculation.

After all, you don't just snap your fingers and replace a receiver who has had 100 or more receptions in an NFL-record six straight seasons. The transition tag is used for the original club to have right of first refusal to match any offer the player may make with another team.

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And given the way he handled last season, one has to imagine money will be Bell's top priority as a free agent, much more so over fit. Instead, Bell will be a free agent at the start of the new league year in March.

With the confirmation the Steelers are going to try to trade Antonio Brown, the team's need for a replacement is obvious.

But what is a fair value for Brown in a trade?

"We're all disappointed we're at this point".

One of the reasons Brown might be looked upon as a player to avoid is the baggage he brings along with him after the past months of being disgruntled with the Steelers while requesting a trade.