Steelers ink receiver Brown to extension

July 27, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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PITTSBURGH, July 27 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers said Friday wide receiver Antonio Brown, who racked up 2,211 all-purpose yards last season, signed a five-year extension.

Terms of the deal weren't revealed, but multiple reports indicated it is worth $42.5 million.

The 5-foot-10 receiver -- a sixth-round Pittsburgh draft pick in 2010 -- hauled in 69 passes for 1,108 yards receiving last season.

The versatile threat compiled 325 punt-return yards, 737 yards returning kickoffs and 41 yards rushing, scoring a total of three touchdowns.

The Central Michigan product has made 85 grabs for 1,275 yards in 25 games over his two-year Pittsburgh career.

The signing came as the Steelers waited for wide receiver Mike Wallace to agree to a one-year franchise tender.

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