, but the inevitable explosion creeps closer and closer.In a series of Wednesday afternoon tweets, Brown took aim at the Steelers and at others who have called him out in recent days others connected to him and the Pittsburgh organization.Responding to a fan who made reference to Steelers owner Art Rooney II, Brown said, Clearly they feel indifferent about me seeing all these reports the big interview coming! watching my teammates, fans and organization show me how they really feel! Stay Woke.This comment reinforces the notion that, regardless of what the Steelers may want, Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. He has yet to say it specifically, and perhaps he will in the big interview that he continues to tease.Brown also fired back at former Steelers offensive coordinator (current Buccaneers coach) Bruce Arians and former Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the same tweet:聽He didn鈥檛 draft me he drafted [Sanders Hines Ward Jersey , the] same guy who missed rehab to go on networks to talk about me on situation he have zero clue! Arians now wears [kangol] hats n glasses but ima diva! Done seen it all then they say we friends stop [lying]. (Arians drafted neither guy, but he was on the coaching staff when each arrived.)Sanders has responded to Brown, saying this: [Y]ou know damn well I didn鈥檛 travel to LA to talk [on NFL Network] about you fam. You trippin yo. I went to be a analyst in which you acting foolish was the topic and I gave my analytical opinion. Get off the gas yo. You did it to yourself.Whether Brown intends to or not, what Brown currently is doing is moving himself closer to the territory of Terrell Owens in 2005, who wanted out of Philadelphia badly enough to embark on a scorched-earth campaign that came back to haunt him (wrongly but undoubtedly) when the time came to get his much-deserved spot in the Hall of Fame. PITTSBURGH (AP) Its been an uneven rookie season for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington, but he may be needed for a bigger role nonetheless.JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburghs leading receiver, is listed as questionable for Sundays game at New Orleans Heath Miller Jersey , and if he cant play, the Steelers expect Washington to help fill the void.Smith-Schuster, who has 95 receptions for 1,274 yards, left Thursdays practice with a groin injury. He did not practice Friday and did not speak with reporters. Antonio Brown, second on the Steelers with 90 catches for 1,112 yards and a team-best 13 touchdowns, was optimistic about Smith-Schusters availability.I think hell be there for us Louis Lipps Jersey , Brown said.Meanwhile, Washington will look to continue his recent upswing.Pittsburgh picked Washington in the second round of the draft with the hopes that the former Oklahoma State star could take over as the teams primary deep threat for Martavis Bryant. However, Washington struggled through most of the season.Washington had just five catches for 49 yards and a touchdown during the first four weeks. He only had eight receptions for 77 yards and a score through 11 weeks and was called out by Ben Roethlisberger for a drop at Denver in Week 12.Washington was inactive at home the following week against the Los Angeles Chargers. It was the second time in six weeks Washington was a healthy scratch, but he has since rebounded.You cant come in here and seek comfort, Washington said. You have to keep working each and every day and things will get better.And it has for Washington. The rookie earned praise from Roethlisberger after he established career highs with three receptions and 65 yards in last Sundays win over the New England Patriots.He just needs confidence in himself because I have confidence in him, Roethlisberger said. I wouldnt throw him the ball if I didnt believe in him, so it looks like his confidence is coming back, which is important.Washingtons confidence was most evident during a leaping 32-yard grab in single coverage ahead of Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty. Washington also broke free for a 24-yard catch-and-run later in the drive.It was a lot of excitement just because it was a big catch and its something that everybodys going to look back on and remember Heath Miller Jersey , Washington said. You just gotta keep moving forward and making plays. You cant dwell in the past.Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner expects more of the same from Washington down the stretch.Now, you get a little taste of it and you can even see the excitement in his eyes, Fichtner said. Some of that confidence goes, too, with your quarterback. You make a couple plays like that and now all of a sudden it warrants more opportunity, because that catch he made on the sideline was not an easy grab.Washington said hes becoming more comfortable in the Steelers offense and he was happy to contribute to the win over New England. He doesnt expect a drop-off if he has to fill in for Smith-Schuster against the Saints.Nothing changes, Washington said. Like they always tell us, you have to learn how to play every position. Its not just one position. You have to learn every position and the concepts.NOTES: Pro Bowl RB James Conner will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury sustained Dec. 2 against the Chargers. Rookie RB Jaylen Samuels rushed 19 times for 142 yards John Stallworth Jersey , while also hauling in two passes for 30 yards, against New England.