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In "First Call", Monday, Antonio Brown has misplaced the Steelers on Twitter, has published a photo of him in the middle of a uniform in San Francisco and is favored to finish in Atlanta.
Other than that, it was a quiet weekend for Ol & A. A. B.
Since the commercial negotiations of Antonio Brown have begun, the past and present players of San Francisco 49ers have supported the idea that their team will acquire the tormented star of Steelers.
The legend of San Francisco, Jerry Rice, has given its mark of approval. George Kittle and Joe Staley made him ouver on social media.
Now, Brown has published a picture of him on a shared shirt on Instagram. Half in a Steelers shirt. Half Rice in a Niners shirt.
Many have described Antonio Brown as having a dual personality. But this is ridiculous.
Oooh. It hurts.
Why bother to split the shirt? Brown has removed his association with Steelers from Twitter.
So, I guess it's really over now, eh?
– Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) January 14, 2019
Brown also appeared to take a look at Tomlin's favorite cliché: "Standard is the standard".
For a guy who lives on social media like Brown does, this is probably a more meaningful message than A.B. to skip all those practices was.
Set your standards
– Antonio Brown (@ AB84) January 14, 2019
If A.B. he's really setting his standards, they're pretty low. At least when it comes to behaving like an adult.
As for an answer from the Steelers? They can not officially remove it from the roster in any way until March 13th.
Despite all the public attention that is given to Brown by the people of San Francisco, the 49ers are not very high on the list of favorites to buy it.
A sportsbook is more likely to be the Falcon.
The Antonio Brown team on September 1, 2019: Atlanta Falcons + 400Detroit Lions + 500 New York Jets + 500 Oakland Raiders + 600 Indian Colts + 600 Full list: https://t.co/5MDYRC8tbQ pic.twitter.com/cdqywvjzAS
– MyBookie Sportsbook (@betmybookie) 11 January 2019
Given the existing Falcon depth to the large receiver, I do not buy this idea. I can absolutely see Lions, Jets and Raiders. The Colts already have an alpha receiver in T.Y. Hilton. But I would give a maybe.
But San Francisco should be on this list.
Baseball or soccer?
The winner of the Heisman trophy Kyler Murray has a great decision to make.
The standout of Oklahoma must decide today whether he will enter the NFL draft or sign a contract with Oakland A to play baseball.
Apparently, he's asking a lot of A to get a deal.
According to a source close to the situation, Kyler Murray's number is $ 15 million. He wants big money to stay with baseball, otherwise he will enter the NFL draft tomorrow. The A are doing everything possible by sending their top brass, led by Billy Beane, to meet him.
– Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) January 13, 2019
Murray has already received a signing bonus of $ 4.6 million from the A when he was enlisted the ninth absolute because he believed at the time he would choose baseball.
About big money
We are waiting to see who gets big salaries in the main leagues. Apparently, Manny Machado has an offer on the table. And it's for eight years by the Chicago White Sox.
That's via Jeff Passan at ESPN. We do not know the quantity yet. But wait for it to be enormous.
Passan also writes that Machado is still talking to the Phillies "while their search for Bryce Harper has become stronger with an in-person meeting in Las Vegas over the weekend."
Meanwhile, the pirates have signed Lonnie Chisenhall. So, you know, almost the same thing.