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Steelers trade Antonio Brown to Raiders

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Antonio Brown & nbsp; has been traded to the & nbsp; Oakland Raiders . The news first came from Brown himself on Twitter. ” data response time = “22”> Antonio Brown has been traded to the Oakland Raiders, after weeks of speculation and one notorious false start. The news first came from Brown himself on Twitter. content = “Minutes later, the news was confirmed byPro Football Talk . ESPN’s Adam Schefter & nbsp; later reported that Brown would receive a healthy raise from his new team, receiving $ 50.125 million over the next few years with incentives up to $ 54.125 million and $ 30.125 million guaranteed. data response = “25”> Minutes later, the news was confirmed by Pro Football Talk . ESPNs Adam Schefter later reported that Brown would receive a healthy raise from his new team, receiving $ 50.125 million over the next few years with incentives up to $ 54.125 million and $ 30.125 million guaranteed. That’s quite the upgrade from the $ 0 guaranteed he had previously

<p class = “canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm” type = ” text “content =” Per & nbsp; NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the & nbsp; Pittsburgh Steelers & nbsp; will receive a third- and fifth-round pick in the 2019 draft from Oakland. ” data response time = “26”> Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the Pittsburgh Steelers will receive a third- and fifth-round pick in the 2019 draft from Oakland.

<p class = “canvas- atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm “type =” text “content =” A deal that would have sent Brown to the Buffalo Bills [19659003] & nbsp; was reportedly close Thursday night, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, then fell through because of Brown wouldn’t commit to reporting to the Bills . , so it’s fitting it had some more messy twists and turns before it was done. ” data-response time = “27”> A deal that would have sent Brown to the Buffalo Bills was reportedly close Thursday night, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, then fell through because Brown wouldn’t commit to reporting to the bills. The whole ordeal has dragged on since the end of last season, so it’s fitting it had some more messy twists and turns before it was done.

But apparently Brown is OK with this trade. corps

Brown’s fit on the Raiders is obviously single-handedly in six more touchdowns than every Raiders wide receiver last year, 15 to 9.

The Raiders gave up their previous No. 1 receiver in Amari Cooper for a first-round pick during last season. Now, they get one of football’s top receiving talents, one of which is six years older than Cooper.

<p class = “canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8 em) – sm “type =” text “content =” It’s hard to see from Ben Roethlisberger to Derek Carr or whatever quarterback the Raiders might bring in as anything but and downgrade , although Brown expressed his enthusiasm to play with Carr once news of the trade broke. ” data-response time = “32”> It’s hard to see from Ben Roethlisberger to Derek Carr or whatever quarterback the Raiders might bring in as anything but a downgrade, though Brown expressed his enthusiasm to play with Carr once news of the trade broke.

Antonio Brown finally leaves Pittsburgh

The problem for the Steelers-bills trade, it seems, is that the Steelers miscalculated Brown’s ability to control where he went.

Like Pittsburgh was blindsided when Le’Veon Bell made the predictable move of holding out last season, the Steelers didn’t seem to know that Brown could threaten to report. Given Brown’s behavior this offseason, no team would want to risk calling his bluff and send picks to the Steelers just to have Brown stand up.

So Brown ended up with some say over where he went. Apparently, heading to Oakland was better than Buffalo

Brown also leaves an unpleasant parting gift for Pittsburgh: possibly the biggest dead money charge in NFL history

That’s rough for the Steelers, but it was the price the team needed to pay to a humiliating saga.

Months of Steelers-Brown drama ends

Now that the Brown-Steelers drama is finally over (it’s… right?), let’s recap how we got here.

Brown got into a dispute with Roethlisberger the Wednesday before a Week 17 game. Brown Tom’s owner Dan Rooney II said he could not see Brown being with the team at the time training camp came and was benched for the win-win game against the Bengals by coach Mike Tomlin. around. Brown requested and trade. Brown and Rooney with, took a smiling picture together for social media, but decided it was best for part ways. The Steelers insisted they wouldn’t give Brown away in a trade, though the market for Brown seemed to develop slowly. Brown’s offseason antics, including calling out Roethlisberger, making a surprise appearance on “The Masked Singer,” dying his mustache blond and giving himself the “Mr. Big Chest “nickname among his social media messages, might not have helped entice trade partners. Then came the bill with the Bills trade that died.

It’s all over now. At least for the time being. With Brown, Jon Gruden and everything else in Oakland, the next wave of drama probably isn’t too far off.

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