Antonio Brown stands by work ethic, 'contagious' effort at OTAs

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Antonio Brown still believes that what he brings to the table is special.

The Raiders wide receiver met with the media following Tuesday’s OTA session full of excitement about the prospect of the season ahead.

“I’m grateful to be here …and continue to put my will on display,” Brown said, saying he believes his work ethic is “contagious” in the locker room.

Added Brown: “We’re bringing the juice. Challenging each other every day. Holding each other accountable.”

His comments come after Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apologized last week for perhaps being too harsh on Brown in 2018, an incident that many believe ignited a rift and led to the receiver’s trade to Oakland following a drama-filled season that saw Pittsburgh finish second in the AFC North and left out of the playoffs.

“I genuinely feel bad about that and I’m sorry,” Roethlisberger told KDKA Pittsburgh. “Did I go too far after that Denver game? Probably.”

Earlier Tuesday, Brown was seen running routes and catching passes from his new quarterback as he and sixth-year signal-caller Derek Carr continue to build chemistry.

Brown, 30, finished with 1,297 receiving yards and 15 touchdown catches in 15 games for the Steelers last season. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection has 74 touchdowns in 130 career games.