Per a league source, the Steelers have signed receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year, $42.5 million extension. Reported by Profootballtalk.com
Brown gets a signing bonus of $8.5 million plus a base salary of $540,000 in 2012. In 2013, he receives a $2.5 million roster bonus and a $2 million base salary. In 2014, the salary increases to $6 million. It stays at $6 million in 2015 before increasing to $8.25 million in 2016. Finally, he receives $8.71 million in 2017. With the contract offer being pulled off the table from Mike Wallace, it's possible this deal also is meant to show the Steelers will pay when players follow the guidelines, such as not missing camp. You can bet it got Wallace's attention.