Oakland Raiders strike quickly on Trent Brown in free agency

Oakland Raiders strike quickly on Trent Brown in free agency

Oakland Raiders strike quickly on Trent Brown in free agency

He wound up doing it for four years at $52.5 million, per Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter there is a total value of $61 and $35 million is guaranteed. In the three seasons he played double-digit games, he's rushed for at least 1,000 yards. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry with the Steelers as well.

Bell appeared to confirm the move on Twitter.

Bell was the 48th overall pick in the 2013 draft.

The Jets have been busy since the NFL's legal tamper period began Monday. While both of those suspensions were reduced to just two and three games respectively, one more missed or failed test would result in Bell missing significantly more time - potentially up to a full season.

Bell has rushed for 5,336 yards and 35 touchdowns, and has 312 catches for 2,660 yards and seven scores as one of the most versatile and unsafe offensive players in the NFL. Big Chest (I prefer to call him Mr. Milk Mustache), he got to have his cake and eat it too, while the Steelers are left with $20 million in dead cap space and a glaring hole at WR.

A report a few weeks ago indicated that Bell had gained significant weight after sitting out a season, but it's not likely hid weight would be an issue by the time football returns to full swing. That combination of production had Bell focused on a contract that rewarded him like the dual threat he is. But that does not mean he wouldn't bolster they play, as well.

On March 9, the Oakland Raiders signed one of the league's best wide receivers, Antonio Brown, giving up only a third and fifth round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He told ESPN on October 1, "I'll be fully committed and give you everything I have" upon returning, to "go out there and win a Super Bowl with the Steelers". No trade was possible without Bell's signature.

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