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Texans' Justin Reid on Raiders' Antonio Brown: 'I can't wait to smash this dude'

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Connor Grott
Houston Texans safety Justin Reid (20) plays against Antonio Brown and the Oakland Raiders next season. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Houston Texans safety Justin Reid (20) plays against Antonio Brown and the Oakland Raiders next season. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

April 8 (UPI) -- Houston Texans safety Justin Reid responded to Oakland Raiders star receiver Antonio Brown's critical post on social media of Pittsburgh Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Reid said he has "respect" for Brown's skills, but wants to "smash" the star receiver in the teams' upcoming game against each other following his unprompted comment at Smith-Schuster.

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"I respect his game but I can't wait to smash this dude," Reid wrote Sunday on Twitter. "No need for that."

Former Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle, who signed with the Los Angeles Rams this off-season, also chimed in about Brown's tweet.

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"No need for that," Weddle wrote. "Showing true colors right here. No respect for this dude."

Brown, who was traded to the Raiders this off-season, originally responded to a Steelers fan who tagged the receiver in a post that highlighted Smith-Schuster's team MVP award last season.

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Brown's tweet blamed Smith-Schuster for a crucial fumble in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints last season. The fumble, which came late in the fourth quarter, allowed the Saints to hang on for a 31-28 victory and ultimately ended the Steelers' postseason hopes.

Smith-Schuster responded to Brown's barb, saying "crazy how big that ego got to be to take shots at people who show you love."

"All I ever did was show that man love and respect from the moment I got to the league," Smith-Schuster wrote. "I was genuinely happy for him too when he got traded to Oakland w/ a big contract, and now he takes shots at me on social media?"

The Texans play the Raiders in the 2019-20 season. The NFL schedule is expected to release in mid-to-late April.

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