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Report: Steelers trade Brown to Raiders

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are trading star wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round pick and fifth-round pick, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Brown confirmed he would be heading to Oakland on Twitter.

The 30-year-old will receive a new three-year contract worth $50.125 million, plus $4 million in incentives, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Brown gets $30.125 million of guaranteed money after his previous deal had none.

The trade marks the first major splash made by new Raiders general manager Mike Mayock. Brown will immediately fill a void as Oakland's No. 1 wideout after the club traded Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys last season for a first-round pick in 2019.

Brown was reportedly on the verge of being traded to the Buffalo Bills earlier this week before he nixed a move to Western New York.

The Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Redskins were among a list of teams who were believed to be interested in Brown's services at one point this offseason.

Brown has widely been considered the best pass-catcher in football over the past six years, averaging 114 receptions and 1,524 receiving yards per season over that span. He was made available via trade after a well-documented falling out in Pittsburgh, where his relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a turn for the worse.

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