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Detroit Lions listed with second-best odds to land Antonio Brown

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DETROIT – Could Antonio Brown soon be a Detroit Lion? Apparently odds makers think it's a strong possibility.

The Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver ended the year on a sour note with the team, opening the door to a possible trade.

Brown, 30, attended Central Michigan University, but he's from Florida.

MyBookie Sportsbook released their list of the five teams with the best odds to land Brown:

  • Atlanta Falcons +400
  • Detroit Lions +500
  • New York Jets +500
  • Oakland Raiders +600
  • Indianapolis Colts +600

The Lions enter the offseason with plenty of cap room and can afford the star wideout. The team traded away its own star wide receiver Golden Tate during last season, opening a void at the position. 

Steelers president doubts future with Antonio Brown 

Art Rooney II told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday that it's hard to envision a future with Brown.

“There’s not much we can do right now; we have time to make a decision,” Rooney said. “We’ll look at all the options. We’re not going to release him, that’s not on the table. But I will say all other options are on the table. Whether the situation can be reconciled and have him back on the team next year, we’re a long way away from thinking that can happen. We’re not closing the door on anything at this point.”


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