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    Pittsburgh Steelers ink Antonio Brown to 5 year 42.5 million dollar extension

    per PFT. I love this move

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    So the Jim Wexell/Weslye Saunders tweets got the money right, but the player wrong? That's just weird...

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    hahahaha what a slap to Mike Wallace. Maybe this will convince him to show up. No doubt about it the Steelers were doing this to make a statement.

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    Anyone think that may be Wallace's ceiling for a contract ???
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    Terms here...the signing bonus is the most important aspect of a deal, and a $8.5M signing bonus for Brown is an absolute coup...awesome.

    Steelers ink Antonio Brown to long-term deal
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 27, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT
    The good news is that a Steelers receiver has gotten a new contract. The bad news is that his name isn’t Mike Wallace.

    Per a league source, the Steelers have signed receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year, $42.5 million extension.

    Brown, a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, was the team’s MVP in 2011.

    Signed under the old CBA, Brown was eligible for a new contract after two seasons. Players drafted in 2011 and beyond must play three years before doing new deals.

    The contract helps the Steelers avoid in 2013 another Mike Wallace-style standoff. Since both players signed three-year contracts, each player was eligible for restricted free agency.

    Brown gets a signing bonus of $8.5 million plus a base salary of $540,000 in 2012. In 2013, he receives a $2.5 million roster bonus and a $2 million base salary.

    In 2014, the salary increases to $6 million. It stays at $6 million in 2015 before increasing to $8.25 million in 2016. Finally, he receives $8.71 million in 2017.

    It remains to be seen whether this will make the Steelers more likely or less likely to do a deal with Wallace, who is scheduled to earn $2.7 million in 2012. It’s possible that the Steelers, exasperated by the negotiations with Wallace, offered to Brown the deal that had been on the table for Wallace.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ong-term-deal/

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    Looks like Antonio's cap his for this season should be $2.24 million...that still leaves room to extend Wallace as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy View Post
    Anyone think that may be Wallace's ceiling for a contract ???
    Wouldn't be shocked if the Steelers offered Wallace a similar deal. I'm glad they got Brown extended before the season.

    See Mike Wallace??? The Steelers will work with you if you report!!!

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    Wait...just noted that it is a 5 year extension (in addition to this one already), so we've got him locked up for 6 seasons. If the cap hit is distributed over 6 years rather than 5, that would make his cap hit for this year $1.95 million.

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    Bittersweet! Love that we have Brown locked down but I still want #17 on board.

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