Brown has voiced his frustrations countless times and even held a meeting with ownership, where it was determined that it would be best if the two sides moved on.
This doesn't mean that the 49ers don't have interest in Brown, but Shanahan hasn't talked to Pittsburgh yet. And I think it's important that anytime you bring in somebody from outside the organization, whether that be in free agency or (if) you trade for a player, you just have to make sure you know and are comfortable with what you're getting.
"Of course, if you're going to subtract that player (Brown) from your team, you want compensation that justifies that, and that's what we're seeking", Colbert said, via the Post-Gazette.
Colbert added the Steelers haven't ruled out any teams as potential trade partners, but would prefer to trade Brown to a team they don't play next season. "What I would say is that interest has grown". Brown's antics have taken place for years, and this recent episode has further served as a reminder of just how petulant Brown can be.
NY is also interested in free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief, according to an earlier report from the Daily News. "What do we have to do to win a Super Bowl?'"
After the season ended, Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice revealed in a radio interview that he had a conversation with Brown and indicated the Steelers wide receiver wanted to play for the 49ers. "If not, then we'll deal with that when we get to it". Now 30, Brown is second in team history in receiving yards and catches behind only Hines Ward.
Colbert said Roethlisberger "has 52 kids under him, quite honestly", and expressed his desire for players to turn to the veteran as a mentor. "Again, Coach Tomlin treats our players like men, he gives them the opportunity to be a man, and he tries to grow them not only as professional football players but as fathers, brothers, just as men".
"It's the same thing that's happening with AD right now", LeBron said.