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Cardinals among favorites to land star receiver Antonio Brown -- if he's traded

Cardinals among favorites to land star receiver Antonio Brown -- if he's traded
Posted at 4:55 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 20:49:01-04

A possible rift between star wide receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers has led to speculation that Brown could be traded -- and according to one oddsmaking site, the Arizona Cardinals are among the favorites to land Brown's services if that happens.

On Tuesday, set betting odds for which team Brown will play for on Nov. 15 -- the middle of the 2018 NFL season. As of 4 p.m. Arizona time on Tuesday, the Cardinals are even with the Cleveland Browns as favorites to land Brown if he's traded, with both teams getting 10/1 odds. However, the Steelers are currently the overwhelming favorites to retain Brown (1/20 odds). 

After the Cards and Browns, the Eagles and Titans are both listed at 16/1, and the Raiders and Colts are 20/1. Any other NFL team (AKA "the field") is listed at 12/1.


The Cardinals, who are off to an 0-2 start and have scored just six points in their first two games, could certainly use the help on offense, especially with Larry Fitzgerald nursing a hamstring injury.

The 30-year-old Brown is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time First-Team All-Pro pick. He has twice led the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards.

Tension between the Steelers and Brown appeared to rise Monday when Brown was absent from the team's practice, and Brown appeared to hint at a desire to be traded via social media. Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, issued a statement Tuesday stating that Brown does not want to be traded, and his absence Monday was the result of a personal matter unrelated to the Steelers.