Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Oakland Raiders Expected To Make Move For Le'Veon Bell

Oakland Raiders Expected To Make Move For Le'Veon Bell

The Oakland Raiders are set to splash out on offensive tackle Trent Brown, who will leave the New England Patriots to become the highest paid offensive lineman in history.

The Patriots will have to look to offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, whom they drafted at No. 23 overall past year. A three times Pro Bowl selection since joining the league in 2013 and has been an All-Pro twice. NY has added some nice pieces including wide receiver Jamison Crowder and guard Kelechi Osemele, but Bell would obviously be the star in Adam Gase's system.

Brown, according to multiple reports, signed a four-year deal that will get him an absurd $66 million with $36.75 million guaranteed.

However, it doesn't seem like the Ravens are excited to go into the season with Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon as the team's starting running back duo.

The Patriots will have a new left tackle for the second straight year. Brown, meanwhile, had a PBWR of 82 percent. And while it's great that Derek Carr has an established quality blindside protector, it naturally raises questions about what will happen with last year's first-round pick, Kolton Miller.

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The veteran wideout is in Detroit Monday taking a physical and as long as there are no complications, he will be a Lion. In 34 games, he has 78 grabs for 1,005 yards and 11 scores, numbers that make him Detroit's immediate No. 1 tight end.

Then there's the gaping hole left by Osemele.

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The Raiders must believe Tom Cable can keep Brown on this positive trajectory.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport had an update on Bell's decision this afternoon.

Brown's departure made sense, in particular, for Brown and the Patriots. The Raiders are more than willing to pay to find out. In the playoffs, Brown did not surrender a sack among four pressures in 127 pass-blocking snaps.

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