While they have been linked to Antonio Brown, the San Francisco 49ers have not taken the step of making an offer for the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.

John Lynch says there have been no conversations between the 49ers and Steelers.

"We have not. We have not," Lynch said. "It's funny the world we live in where one tweet from a player turns into interest. But, hey, that is the world we live in. I can tell you, like every team, we think the guy is a heck of a football player. But we have not had talks with the Steelers, I can tell you that."

Lynch declined to elaborate when asked why a team with cap space and a need at wide receiver wouldn't inquire on Brown.

"I'll just leave it as he's a great player. We've got a ton of respect for Antonio," he said.