INDIANAPOLIS — The Steelers are not bringing back Antonio Brown as a wide receiver.
Head coach Mike Tomlin made that much clear during his appearance on ESPN earlier his month, when he said the Steelers have “no business interest” in their troubled former superstar.
But he did say the Steelers are interested in Brown’s well-being as a person and general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated that stance at the NFL Combine on Tuesday.
“We’re always going to be worried about Antonio and where he is in his own well being,” Colbert said. “We’re not worried about Antonio Brown, AB, 84 the player. We’re worried about Antonio Brown the person. That will never change no matter if he plays for us, plays for another team or doesn’t play at all. He’ll always be one of us as far as his life is concerned.”
Brown reached out to several people and organizations on social media to apologize for his actions in recent weeks, and Colbert declined to talk in specifics, but said that the team has been in touch with Brown’s representatives in order to express their offer of support.
“We always visit with his representation and check in periodically,” Colbert said. “Those people know that the door is always open for conversation if he wants or needs some type of guidance.”