According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Steelers are taking best offers from interested parties — and there are plenty of them.
The Antonio Brown sweepstakes are heating up: Sources say the #Steelers have begun telling teams that this is moving quickly and to give their best offers ASAP. This could wrap up soon. 3 new teams have jumped in the last 48 hours. Meanwhile, #Jets, #AZCardinals are out.
Our Dale Lolley previously reported the Steelers fielded preliminary offers from the Raiders, Saints, Titans and Redskins. Then, the Broncos and Cardinals entered the mix. The Jets also reportedly showed some interest.
Now, according to Rapoport, the Jets and Cardinals are out, but three "new teams" threw their hat into the ring. Whether any of those three teams he referenced overlaps with Lolley's prior reporting is unknown, but the fact remains: The Steelers have options.
And according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a decision is expected to be made on those options soon.
Teams that have spoken to the Steelers about a potential Antonio Brown trade have been told that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, per league sources.
Now, it comes down to which deal the team thinks will benefit them the most moving forward. Kevin Colbert previously told us the Steelers won't move Brown just to get rid of him, and that sentiment likely hasn't changed.