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Tomlin on Brown, Bell: ‘Can’t do this with hostages’

PHOENIX -- Mike Tomlin's team has undergone some major changes since the 2018 season ended, not the least of which is the Steelers no longer employing Antonio Brown or Le'Veon Bell.

Tomlin spoke publicly about those two situations -- and a number of other issues -- Monday at the NFL Meetings in Phoenix, signaling he and the team are ready to move on from what has been a tumultuous offseason.

That the Steelers would no longer have Bell in their employ was not much of a surprise. After all, Bell was an unrestricted free agent and held out the entire 2018 season after having the franchise tag placed on him by the Steelers for a second consecutive year.

But the situation with Brown was one Tomlin said Monday he was "disappointed", perhaps most, by some of the comments made by Brown as he forced a trade from the Steelers to Oakland.

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