While seeing Brown in Buffalo would have been a odd development since the Bills weren't among the teams reportedly vying for his services, the Bills certainly could use a player of his caliber to bolster their playmaker-needy offense. But ultimately it didn't make sense for either side.
Reportedly, Brown himself played a big role in nixing the proposed deal.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport jumped on Twitter around 11:30 p.m. Thursday to tell us that Brown was head to Buffalo. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio has a source describing the Rapoport item as "erroneous" and the proposed deal as "not even close".
Bills fans can be mad with how the Brown situation fell apart but they should be glad they aren't getting caught up in the circus that has been a nightmare for Pittsburgh.
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Steelers receiver Antonio Brown could be traded over the next few days, if not sooner, and the latest rumors have him joining the Raiders. As ESPN's Field Yates points out, Brown's friend appears to hint that the Oakland Raiders are that franchise.
Stop us if you've heard this before, but it appears Antonio Brown soon might be on the move.
However, if the Bills did land Brown, he would provide an immediate boost to the NFL's second-worst passing attack last season. Brown took issue with something and didn't play in Week 17 against the Bengals despite the Steelers still in playoff contention.