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Antonio Brown Is Heading To The Oakland Raiders

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March 9th, 2019 was the last day of the Antonio Brown trade Saga. For months 30-year-old superstar Antonio Brown has been waiting for to end up on a new team. There is no doubt that Brown is an elite wide-receiver and will end up on a team, however, everyone has been waiting to find out where? The Pittsburg Steelers decide to trade Brown to Oakland Raiders.

Antonio Brown has strongly expressed how unhappy he was in Pittsburg all season. He publicly announced that he was ready is leaving the Steelers on his personal Twitter page. With the latest announcement, Brown is more than happy to join the Raiders and become a part of Raider Nation.

The trade deal between the Steelers and the Raiders went very well for the Raiders. Not only did the Raiders get a superstar wide receiver, but the Steelers traded him for a third and fifth round pick. The Steelers could have gotten more for a player of Brown’s caliber. However, it is the Raiders turn to see what Brown can do.

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Raiders Sign Jonathan Cooper

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The Oakland Raiders have signed veteran offensive lineman Jonathan cooper, according to NFL Network insider Jonathan Cooper.

Cooper, 29, is a former 1st round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals and has bounced around the league since flaming out in Arizona.

Cooper will likely provide solid depth to the Raiders’ offensive line, as well as some insurance in case Richie Incognito is suspended.

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Martavis Bryant Applies for Reinstatement

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Former NFL wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who last played for the Oakland Raiders, has formally applied for reinstatement into the NFL, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Bryant started 2 games for the Raiders last season, following his trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was suspended by the NFL shortly after.

Bryant has been suspended a handful for times by the NFL throughout his career, and it will be interesting to see if his application for reinstatement is granted.

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Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu Says Defense Has Challenge Ahead of Them

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu is confident in what his new team can do in 2019, but says that the defense as a challenge ahead of them.

Mathieu knows just how much the defense struggled, consistently getting lit up despite the immense production from the Chief’s offense thanks to the breakout play of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Mathieu is hoping to provide a spark at the safety position, something that has been missing in recent seasons.

“I think we’ve got a great challenge ahead,” Mathieu said, according to Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star.

“I told our group, ‘This is going to be a tough hill to climb, especially where those guys were last year.’ They brought myself and Frank Clark in, and I think anytime you can bring two guys in that really have a chip on their shoulders, an edge, a certain personality, you can rub off on a lot of guys in a positive way. I think that’s why they brought me in, Kansas City, for one was to really kind of raise the tide of everybody around me, and so it’s going to be a fun season.”

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