Mike Tomlin denied reports that Antonio Brown has requested to be traded.

Tomlin said Brown didn't play in Week 17 because the two had a "lack of communication" in the days leading up to the game.

Asked Wednesday if he thought Brown quit on the Steelers, Tomlin responded that "you can call it what you want to call it."

Brown hasn't commented publicly on the situation, but he did tweet a seemingly inspirational message Wednesday.