Steelers WR Brown tweets: 'Trade me'

Adding drama to the Pittsburgh Steelers' winless start, wide receiver Antonio Brown followed up his Sunday sideline outburst with an intriguing reply Monday to a Twitter critic.

"Trade me let's find out," Brown tweeted in response to former Steelers public relations employee Ryan Scarpino, causing a stir on social media on the same day that the Cleveland Browns traded wideout Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots.

Scarpino, who worked with Pittsburgh from 2010-17, tweeted about Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after the Steelers dropped to 0-1-1 with Sunday's 42-37 loss to Kansas City.

"AB needs to thank his lucky stars, because he was drafted by a team that had Ben. And Ben got AB paid. You know darn well he wouldn't put up those numbers for other teams," Scarpino wrote.

Brown was targeted 17 times against the Chiefs, finishing with nine catches for 67 yards. He caught nine passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 tie at Cleveland.

During the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss, Brown engaged in a heated conversation with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner on the sideline.

The team has made no official statement about Brown's tweet, but Pittsburgh linebacker Bud Dupree said the All-Pro receiver was just venting after a tough defeat.

"You know how AB is, especially after a loss like that," Dupree told ESPN. "Guys are going to say things. He just wants to help the team win as much as he can."

--Field Level Media