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Antonio Brown and Pittsburgh Steelers to meet this week to discuss new contract

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What do Dez Bryant, DeMaryius Thomas and T.Y. Hilton have in common? The trio of wide receivers all had standout 2014 campaigns and have been handed big money contracts since.

None of the thee stars, though, had an impressive a campaign last time out as the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown.

Domino effect

So, with the ink on Hilton's $65 million contract with the Colts still drying, it should perhaps come as no surprise to learn that it seems to have ushered in a new sense of urgency in Pittsburgh.


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As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Steelers and Brown's representatives have scheduled a meeting tomorrow that could see their own contract talks advance to the next level:

Unlike Bryant, Thomas or Hilton, Antonio Brown has more than one season left on his current contract - a five-year deal struck in 2012.

Next in line

However, after posting over 3,000 yards over the past two seasons, hauling in 13 touchdown passes in 2014 alone, there has been increasing speculation that the receiver could be handed a bumper deal early before his price spirals out of control.

Set to earn $6 million in 2015 (good enough for 13th highest paid wide receiver) the numbers above suggest he is worth a lot more. 

Although Brown has insisted there is no urgency up to this point, the news that yet another of his positional peers has signed a lucrative new contract appears to have put things into perspective for his team.

Steelers fans: How much is Antonio Brown worth, and should you break the bank to keep him happy? Have your say in the comments below...

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