Titans reportedly no longer interested in pursuing trade for Antonio Brown
It was fun while it lasted.
Appearing on "NFL Live" on Thursday afternoon, ESPN's Dianna Russini reported the Titans are no longer interested in pursuing a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers for Antonio Brown, the wide receiver whose elite talent has drawn the interest of several teams around the league but whose off-field baggage has caused hesitation.
While the Titans are in the market for a veteran wide receiver, they seemed like a long shot as a potential suitor for Brown – despite an ESPN report last week that said the Titans were among the top three teams interested in him.
There were immediate questions about how he would mesh in the Titans locker room and with quarterback Marcus Mariota, the draft capital the Titans would have to forfeit in exchange for him, and the price tag that might come along with a contract negotiation.
The Titans, whose receiving corps includes three 24-year-olds in Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Tajae Sharpe, now will look to bolster the position group through free agency, which opens next week, or through the 2019 NFL draft, which comes to Nashville in April.
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