​Don't shut the door on ​Antonio Brown in black and gold next season, however unlikely it may seem.

Former ​Steelers LB James Harrison, a close friend of the ​Pittsburgh wide receiver who has all but demanded a trade after friction with Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin, and Steelers ownership, says that relations can still be rectified. Brown and the Rooney family will have to sit down, air their grievances, and find a way to meet in the middle. 

"If the Steelers can get an adequate conversation, then they can figure out a way to work it out," Harrison said.

Both Harrison and Brown have been critical of Tomlin, though Harrison's criticism stems from Tomlin overseeing an undisciplined locker room. Brown has often teased a "tell-all interview" with Harrison where he will finally share his side of the story. 

​​Despite having been retired for years, Harrison might end up being one of the major pieces in the Brown situation. Only time will tell if Brown and the Rooney family can patch things up, but Steelers fans shouldn't hold their breath.