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Free Agent WR John Brown Sees Fit in Pittsburgh



The Buffalo Bills just released wide receiver John Brown on Wednesday, but the 30-year-old is already discussing where he wants to play next.

Brown joined SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday and identified the Pittsburgh Steelers as an organization he would fit with.

“The Pittsburgh Steelers, Big Ben is definitely good with the deep ball,” Brown said.

While Roethlisberger and the Steelers notably did not have a ton of success throwing the deep ball in 2020, Brown is the type of speedster that could bring a new dynamic to the offense.

Brown’s injuries struggles in 2020 resulted in a poor season statistically. He played in just eight games, catching 33 passes for 458 yards and three touchdowns.

He had a career year for Buffalo the year prior, tallying 72 receptions for 1,060 yards and six scores as the Bills’ de facto top target.

The Steelers showed interest Brown ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, but he was ultimately selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round, where he went on to play four seasons.

Brown also identified the Indianapolis Colts as a team he would like to play for, citing them as a team on the rise.

“My main thing is earn the guys’ respect,” he said. “I come in every day. I give everything I’ve got. I’m definitely always excited for a new beginning. Just by me being released, it sparked the match. So I definitely will come ready to play and work hard.”