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Jets reportedly out on Antonio Brown despite yesterday’s reports

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a 28 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a 28 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Despite conflicting reports from yesterday, the New York Jets are reportedly out of the mix for Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Well, that didn’t take very long. Just one day after it was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport that the New York Jets were very much in the mix to trade for star wide receiver Antonio Brown, Rapaport has since come out and reported that the Jets, along with a few other teams have dropped out of the market altogether.

As of this morning, Rapaport is reporting that the Jets, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, and Arizona Cardinals are no longer a part of the diminishing collection of teams still trying to acquire the seven-time Pro Bowler.

Brown finds himself on the trade block after a tumultuous last couple of years with the Steelers. Despite still putting up incredible numbers, Brown has run into issues with management and teammates alike that have made him overstay his welcome in Pittsburgh.

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After missing team meetings late in the season, Brown was subsequently suspended for the team’s final regular season contest, a game that had major playoff implications. Although the Steelers would emerge victorious, a Baltimore Ravens victory in Week 17 would wind up costing them a spot in the playoffs.

Although the attitude concerns are there, Brown still remains one of the premier receivers in football. The talented, but troubled wideout has posted six consecutive seasons with at least 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards, the longest active streak in the NFL.

Moreover, Brown has been named a First-Team All-Pro in four of the last five seasons and still managed to lead the league in receiving touchdowns in 2018 despite a supposed “down year.”

Reports indicate that a deal for Brown will get done as soon as this Friday with trade talks heating up. The odds-on favorites at the moment appear to be the Oakland Raiders who are willing and have the draft capital to get a deal done. Although initial reports indicated it may have taken only a second or third-round pick to make the trade happen, the Raiders may have to give up one of their late first-round picks to seal the deal.

In terms of the Jets, it makes complete sense for the team to drop out of trade talks as a Brown/Jets pairing never seemed all too likely. With no second-round pick to work with, the Jets just may not have had the draft capital or the desire to get a deal done. At the very least, it’s nice to see general manager Mike Maccagnan exploring all available options and leaving no stone left unturned.

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