PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is apparently no longer referring to himself as a Steeler.
Brown’s biography on Twitter used to say “Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro WR.”
As of Sunday night, it now simply says, “All-Pro WR.”
Antonio Brown made a tweak to his Twitter bio ??
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 14, 2019
Later on Sunday, Brown posted a photo to Instagram of a piece of art that appeared to be a combination of former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice and Brown.
Brown has been in the news since he missed the season finale at the end of December. He reportedly missed the game not because of an injury, but because he had a disagreement with a teammate and skipped practices leading up to the game.
He has reportedly requested a trade, and team president Art Rooney II told the Post-Gazette last week that they won’t release him, but “all other options are on the table.”
There has been speculation that Brown might end up with, or at least wants to end up with, the 49ers. Tight end George Kittle tweeted “Sup?” at Brown as rumors that he requested a trade started to circulate. Brown responded to the tweet and followed the team’s official Instagram account.