PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed WR Antonio Brown to a contract extension through 2017.
The signing comes as the Steelers have stopped negotiating with WR Mike Wallace.
Brown, voted Pittsburgh’s most valuable player by teammates last season, was entering the final season of the three-year contract he signed when he was drafted out of Central Michigan in 2010. He would have been eligible for restricted free agency after this season.
CBS Sports first reported the deal that will earn Brown $42 million over the next six seasons.
Brown made the Pro Bowl last season after becoming the first player in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards and at least 1,000 return yards (1,062). He finished second on the team to Mike Wallace with 69 receptions for 1,108 yards.
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