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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Raiders are expected to trade star OT Trent Brown to the Patriots. New England and Las Vegas are also swapping 2022 NFL draft picks.
“The Patriots deal for OT Trent Brown has been the works for a days, with Brown adjusting his contract to facilitate it,” per Rapoport. After being acquired by the Patriots, Brown agreed to a new one-year deal worth up to $11 million. He’s been limited to 16 games for the Raiders the past two seasons due to injuries and complications with COVID. Brown will return to New England, where he won a Super Bowl and started every game in 2018.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Las Vegas Raiders have had talks with teams around the league about potentially trading LT Trent Brown.
With Brown remaining on a big contract that pays him over $14 million dollars a year, the Raiders are rumored to be shopping the star left tackle. According to Raiders general manager Mike Mayock, he and the team still believe that Brown can be an elite-level top-end lineman when healthy. If the Raiders trade or release the veteran LT, they will save $14 million against the cap this season.
Raiders OL Trent Brown (knee) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Broncos.
Brown will wind up missing 11 games this season. He has played in just 16-of-32 games since signing with the Raiders prior to 2019. “Very disappointing. We paid him to be the LeBron James of right tackles and he has had a lot of adversity,” coach Jon Gruden said on Friday. His absence will be a downgrade for the Raiders' offense as a whole.
Raiders OT Trent Brown (COVID-19) has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, as reported by Ian Rapoport.
Brown has missed several games since being placed on the COVID-19 list for a second time, which included a mishandled IV treatment resulting in an emergency trip to the hospital. The Raiders have one of the league's best offensive lines when fully healthy and the expected return of the 6'8 380 pound Brown comes just in time for a Week 14 matchup against DeForest Buckner and the Colts defense.
Raiders OL Trent Brown (COVID-19) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Brown was experiencing some COVID-19 complications back in early-November. A return to the lineup for the 27-year-old would be a boost for the Raiders' offense.