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NFL Free Agency Rumors: Redskins were in on the Antonio Brown trade until the Raiders made their deal

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So close...

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It was reported multiple times that the Redskins were interested in trading for Steelers WR Antonio Brown. It was reported that there was a deal between the Buffalo Bills and the Steelers, but that report was shot down quickly. Now it looks like the Oakland Raiders are the winners of the Antonio Brown sweepstakes, trading 3rd and 5th round picks for the superstar WR. The Raiders will also give Brown the new deal he was seeking, 3 years, $50.125 million(max value $54.125m) with $30.125 million in new guaranteed money.

The Redskins reportedly were one of 3 teams that continued talks with the Steelers after the Bills deal was nixed due to contract demands, and Browns’ understandable desire to not live in Buffalo. The Redskins need talent at WR, but they are also entering the 2019 season with Case Keenum and Colt McCoy as the only healthy QBs on the roster. Paying Antonio Brown the salary he wanted would have been one of the worst decisions this team could make this year, besides trading up in a mediocre QB class. Thank you Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock for saving the Redskins from themselves...

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