Steelers release another hostage, trade Antonio Brown to Raiders

By Amber Lee
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded all-pro wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a 2019 third round pick and a 2019 fifth round pick.

Brown, who owns an NFL record six consecutive 100-catch seasons and spent the last nine seasons in Pittsburgh, will earn upwards of $50 million over three years in a restructured deal in Oakland.

Brown has 834 career receptions for 11,207 yards and 74 touchdown catches over the course of his nine-year career with the Steelers.

Pro Football Talk first reported the deal and says Pittsburgh will get third and fifth-round draft picks from Oakland.

The trade makes final what became a very messy and very public divorce between Brown and the team that helped turn the sixth-round pick into arguably the greatest wide receiver of his generation.

It also gives the Raiders a high-profile addition for second-year coach Jon Gruden after trading away two of the team’s biggest stars last year in edge rusher Khalil Mack and receiver Amari Cooper.

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