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A.J. Brown Contract Extension Talks Take Dramatic Turn

Isaiah De Los Santos
A.J. Brown's contract extension talks with the Tennessee Titans have taken a dramatic turn.
A.J. Brown's contract extension talks with the Tennessee Titans have taken a dramatic turn. / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans wideout A.J. Brown is among the next group to get paid after top wide receivers around the league commanded huge money this offseason. The exploding WR market means Brown should command a premium on his next contract as one the best young pass-catchers in the league.

With Brown on the last year of his rookie deal, he's taking a dramatic step to make sure he gets paid this summer.

A.J. Brown Contract

Brown is planning to sit out the Tennessee Titans' offseason workouts as he looks to sign a new deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Brown is joining fellow WRs and 2019 draft class members Deebo Samuel and Terry McLaurin in this effort as they all seek out their first big NFL extensions.

A holdout from a star player over contract negotiations is nothing new. It's no shock Brown and the others want to avoid a potentially catastrophic injury by participating in voluntary workouts this offseason.

Brown's decision to sit out certainly puts pressure on Tennessee to pay up. The Ole Miss product shoulders the burden of being the Titans' clear-cut No. 1 WR, and he's produced with at least 850 yards and 5 TDs in each of his first three seasons.

Injury troubles and an inflated market could give Tennessee pause, but word from the Titans so far has confirmed their strong interest in keeping Brown for the long term. Hopefully the two sides can agree to a new deal without Brown missing any mandatory practices this offseason.

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