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Antonio Brown announces his plan to retire...again

Antonio Brown announces his plan to retire...again

Antonio Brown has announced his retirement more times in the past year than the number of games he’s played in.

The former Patriots, Raiders and Steelers’ wide receiver announced he is apparently retiring from the NFL on Monday again, months after he first declared he’d step away from football on Sept. 22, 2019.

When the seven-time Pro Bowler first announced his retirement 10 months ago, he based it off his deteriorating relationship with NFL owners and the frustrations he had with the league altogether. However, now, Brown cited the ongoing risk of playing the season during a global pandemic.

He tweeted, “At this point the risk is greater than the reward thank you everyone who been part of this journey I sincerely thank you for everything! Life goes on 84!”

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However, Brown may have not even played a game this season as he remained a free agent after a chaotic 2019 summer and season. 

After the Steelers drafted him in 2010, he became one of the NFL’s best wide receivers and led the league in touchdowns once and in catches and receiving yards twice.

He was traded to the Raiders in March of 2019. Brown would never play a snap for the Raiders as he was released on Sept. 7, 2019. He then signed with the Patriots and played one game last season before being cut again.

Even though he has now announced his retirement twice, it’s hard to believe this is the last time we’ll hear or see the enigmatic wide receiver make NFL headlines.

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If Steelers fans are allowed into Heinz Field this season, they'll have to wear a mask

If Steelers fans are allowed into Heinz Field this season, they'll have to wear a mask

If fans are permitted to attend Pittsburgh Steelers home games this fall, there's one item they can't forget: a mask.

Steelers' director of communication, Burt Lauten, explained the decision to require fans to wear a mask in a statement on Tuesday.

"Our goal is to still have fans at Heinz Field this year with the understanding that social distancing, as well as all fans being required to wear masks, will play a role in the capacity to ensure a safe atmosphere," Lauten said, via ESPN. "We will continue to work with the NFL and public health officials to finalize plans for fans to attend our home games."

Pittsburgh was one of the first franchises to alter its ticketing plans this season, as they decided in May to trim half of their individual game ticket sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The news comes just hours after their AFC North rival, the Baltimore Ravens, announced that M&T Bank Stadium will be capped at less than 14,000 fans this fall, should fans be allowed to attend games.

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In June, The Athletic reported that the NFL will not place a limit on capacity at games, allowing each individual team to make the decision themselves.

"Attendance will be a state-by-state, county-by-county thing," an anonymous NFL source told The Athletic. "It will not be a one size fits all."

Additionally, the NFL has said that the first 6-8 rows of lower bowl sections, including field-level suites, will be blocked off this fall to help slow the spread of the virus. Those sections will be covered with tarps, which teams can use to sell advertising, similarly to what the Premier League in England has done.

With training camp still a few weeks away, there are a lot of virus-related questions the NFL must answer beforehand.

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In The Loop: James Conner's BIG surprise for mom, Melvin Gordon back flips in backyard

In The Loop: James Conner's BIG surprise for mom, Melvin Gordon back flips in backyard

First up in our look around the sports world, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner's mother received a big surprise over the weekend from her son. James posted this to his Instagram, welcome home balloons completed the surprise that he bought his mother a brand new home!

Next up, Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon looks like he hasn’t missed a beat while doing backflips like their nothing in his backyard over the weekend.

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Lastly, Tampa Bay Bucs rookie offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs is back at it again showing off his insane strength. Who can say they can jump out of pools with ease? A reminder that he is 6'5" 320 lbs...pretty impressive!

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Still got it💦 (3’6”)

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