Brown turned up the intensity when it came to training this offseason and added five pounds of muscle to his frame, in an attempt to be more durable.
"Taking care of myself as far as training, getting proper rest, knowing what it takes to perform at a high level," Brown said. "Nutrition paid dividends for me last year, and just understanding even more now with the time last year is accommodating way better.”
Brown caught 129 passes for 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns last season.
"This is a community that I love," Brown told ESPN. "My kids go to school here. I want to keep a good reputation. Obviously money's not important to me. I've got enough. The organization has extremely blessed me. I'm ready to play football."
Brown has more catches (239) than any other receiver in the sport since 2013.
The Steelers hold his rights for the next three seasons and don't typically renegotiate contracts until one is set to expire that year.
"I'll be there at training camp so you guys get ready to see me," he said via Associated Press.
Brown has been disgruntled over his six-year, $43 million contract, which he believes he has outperformed. He led the NFL with 129 catches and 1,698 yards last year while scoring 13 touchdowns.
Speculation bloomed that Brown was dissatisfied with his contract, which is scheduled to pay him $6 million this season, but Brown wrote on Twitter that he was spending time with his newborn child and would be back soon.
The receiver racked up 1,815 yards and 138 catches for the Steelers last season.
Brown sent out a tweet Tuesday saying "Ill be there" and then more Wednesday suggesting that he was merely spending time with his newborn daughter and that he "can not wait" to rejoin his teammates.
Brown, who racked up 1,815 yards and 138 catches for the Steelers last season, is scheduled to earn $6 million this season as part of a five-year, $41.9 million contract he inked in 2012.
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