The prospective offer that set social media abuzz Thursday night was dead by Friday early morning.
NFL Network’s report that the Bills were on the edge of getting Steelers receiver Antonio Brown never ever emerged. Expenses GM Brandon Beane said Friday that the groups had “positive discussions, however eventually it didn’t make good sense for either side“
Reports from Pittsburgh indicated Brown nixed the trade personally by stating he wouldn’t report if traded to Buffalo Vic Carucci reported the Costs never even talked to Brown.
Carucci included that NFL Network’s report “came as news to Beane, who had actually intended to say absolutely nothing openly about the Expenses’ interest in Brown.”
In the end, we’re back where we began. The Bills still need pass receivers, however they’ll have one less headache to handle now. No skin off the Expenses’ backs.
What did we learn? Maybe the Bills’ focus on character is overblown, Jay Skurski wrote: “Plainly, that due diligence led the Costs to believe that Brown would not have been toxic to the locker room, and young quarterback Josh Allen’s advancement.”
Significance of pass rushers dries up free-agent pool along defensive line: Protective line seems like a position of need, but the Costs still have almost everybody from last year under agreement. Which free agents could still be a choice for the group? Jay Skurski examined the list.
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