While more than three franchises have "had conversations" with Pittsburgh regarding a trade for the perennial Pro Bowler, Schefter said Friday that the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans have "shown the most interest" in a deal and "are the most likely landing spots" ahead of free agency's March 13 kickoff.
Oakland possesses three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft and dealt receiver Amari Cooper during the 2018 season. Tennessee could be eyeing a No. 1 target for Marcus Mariota. And Washington, despite serious questions at quarterback and bottom-15 salary-cap room, could lose starting receiver Jamison Crowder to free agency.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said just over a week ago that Ben Roethlisberger -- a of Brown's criticism. He has also emphasized, whether out of sincerity or as a negotiation tactic, that the Steelers won't trade their star receiver if they aren't fairly compensated.about a potential trade for Brown. Colbert has been open about Pittsburgh's attempts to find a trade partner since Brown went public with his own desire to move on from the Steelers and quarterback
The team's initial asking price, according to Schefter, was a first-round draft pick plus other compensation. It's since been reduced to just a first-round pick, per Schefter.
Aside from the Raiders, Redskins and Titans reportedly showing interest, no other teams have expressed a desire to deal for Brown -- and they cannot, technically, seeing as though the wideout is under contract. Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey, however, joked at the NFL combine that he .