NFL News: A.J. Brown Downplays Beef With Tennessee Titans

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Ernesto Cova

It's getting more common to see NFL stars force their way out of their teams when they feel underpaid or undervalued. The team is unwilling or unable to meet their financial aspirations, so they wind up moving them before the situation goes out of hand.

That was the case with A.J. Brown and the Tennessee Titans, which eventually traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles when he was looking to sign a contract extension.

Brown Takes A Shot At His Former Team

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Some reports portrayed Brown as a difficult character and tried to blame him for his Titans exit. So, when Deebo Samuel signed an extension with the 49ers and joined him, Terry McLaurin, and D.K. Metcalf as young WRs with new deals, Brown took to Twitter to clap back at those rumors:

"Basically all 4 of us got the same contract and I’m the only one got traded… yeah keep believing it was me. Anywho Go Birds #CarryOn," Brown tweeted.

He Knows It's All Business

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But even so, Brown knows it's just how things go down in this business and claims that he doesn't hold grudges because of the trade. Instead, he was mad at the way the franchise dealt with all the narratives:

"You know, it's a business, and I'm not upset about the trade or anything because it is a business or whatever," Brown told Tom Pelissero. "But to be hoNest, I just didn't appreciate how it all went down, and they just kind of blamed me for it.

There's No Beef With The Titans

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Brown added that there's no bad blood or beef towards the organization, but towards those who tried to make him look bad:

"I'm man enough to say that, however people may take it. But I have no bad blood with Tennessee. I'm moving forward. I'm happy to be here. But (there are) a lot of things people don't know about, and they're just pointing fingers at me. But that's OK," Brown concluded.

He Still Has Love For His Teammates

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This isn't the first time that Brown claims that it's all good between him and the Titans, as he states his teammates and some of the staff members aren't to blame for the front office's decisions_

"Things happen and you move on. I appreciate the Titans for everything they did for me," the wideout told ESPN's Tim McManus. "I have no bad blood with the Titans. I built relationships over the last three years with a lot of good friends, and just to see it go, just leaving the building, it's tough, but I'm also excited to be an Eagle and to be a part of a great organization."

Now, there'll be plenty of pressure on his shoulders after signing that lucrative deal, so time will tell whether he or the Titans were right in this discussion.