Brown was predictably dazzling this past season, finishing second in the NFL with 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Still, the pass-catcher publicly agitated Mike Tomlin by live-streaming the coach's postgame speech after the team's playoff win over the Dolphins. In the wake of that incident, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that "Brown's antics are wearing thin on some of his teammates and certainly his coaches."
Due $8.71 million next season in the final year of his contract, Brown -- "antics" aside -- was always a no-brainer candidate for a massive contract extension. Look for that to happen sooner than later in Pittsburgh.
Here's what else we learned from Colbert:
- As noted, the general manager made it clear that Bell would not escape to another team on the open market, saying: "We have no reservations about him ... There is no hesitation for us to have him, hopefully, his entire career."