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Day two the free agent negotiating window saw the second elite receiver moved in a trade. The Giants are shipping Odell Beckham Jr to Cleveland for a haul which includes the 17th overall pick in..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旼iants trade Odell Beckham Jr to the Browns Womens Bo Jackson Jersey , drawing comparisons to Antonio Brown trade to RaidersNew,116commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareGiants trade Odell Beckham Jr to the Browns, drawing comparisons to Antonio Brown trade to RaidersEd Mulholland-USA TODAY SportsDay two the free agent negotiating window saw the second elite receiver moved in a trade. The Giants are shipping Odell Beckham Jr to Cleveland for a haul which includes the 17th overall pick in April’s draft, one of the Browns’ third round picks, and safety Jabrill Peppers.Naturally this trade instantly drew comparisons to the one the Raiders made with the Steelers to acquire Antonio Brown. There are some important differences to note.When looking at the sheer trade compensation, Raiders fans are feeling pretty stoked that their team just nabbed Antonio Brown for a third and a fifth compared to a first and third for Beckham. That’s fair in some regard, not quite fair in others.First of all, age. Odell Beckham Jr is 26. Antonio Brown is 31. That’s a full long term contract separation between the two of them. So, naturally Beckham is going to be worth more for that reason. It’s the same reason Amari Cooper commanded a first round pick (he’s 24). They’re paying more because they’re investing more long term.Beckham comes with a 5-year contract extension having just been signed last year, so he will be set with that contract presumably for a while. Brown was demanding a new deal with a lot of guaranteed money and that scared a lot of teams away. He will have three years left on his current deal and that could be it for him. Or at least it could take a steep downhill incline for the speedy receiver.That being said, both players are still playing at an elite level and in the near future should both be near the top of the league in receiving as they have been throughout most of their careers. Beckham has made three Pro Bowls in five seasons, the same as Brown had in his first five seasons. But that fifth season for Brown he was named All Pro, starting a run of four straight All Pro nods. The Browns are counting on Beckham reaching that level with Baker Mayfield throwing him passes instead of Eli Manning who is clearly past it.It could bite the Browns to lose a young starting safety and a top pick. That’s no small thing. Although, it certainly seems at this moment like Beckham is more valuable.Both players were disgruntled with their previous situation and made a stink about it. But Brown forced the Steelers to get rid of him. The Giants didn’t have to dump Beckham, so it would take a sweet deal to get their attention. This trade could easily bite the Giants. The odds they can replace Beckham’s talent in the draft are slim. They could have kept him and hope his attitude improved with a new QB like Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins while offering Haskins a target that would help his development considerably. After all, you can rebuild with a 26-year-old wide out. In that regard, Brown’s behavior the past couple months worked in the Raiders’ favor considerably. Had he not made it completely clear he was done with the Steelers, they wouldn’t have considered trading him. Not with the $21 million in dead money they took on and not for a third and a fifth. But Brown gave them no choice and the Raiders were offering more than anyone else. At least more than anyone for whom Brown was willing to play and would meet his contract demands.Basically, it comes down to age. That’s the only category that favors the Browns trade for Beckham. Everything else favors the Raiders deal to acquire Brown. Not that it’s a competition, but since we’re making a comparison, there you go.Even his youth isn’t a guarantee Beckham is a better get than Brown. The Raiders and Jon Gruden know perhaps better than anyone that age is dependent upon the player. They signed Jerry Rice at the age of 39 and — paired up with Tim Brown and Rich Gannon — he was the missing piece to take the Raiders to the Super Bowl.Brown is a relentless work out guy. That will serve him well. While all we can say for near certain is that Brown has a couple of elite years left, we very well could be sitting here three years from now with him approaching 34 seeing no let up in his play and talking another long term deal. Certainly you don’t count on that happening, though. You cross that bridge when you come to it.Just like the Amari Cooper trade, it could be that the Browns and Giants both end up happy with their end of the deal. Or neither. Or any combination in between. Also just like the Cooper trade Bo Jackson Jersey , the trade for Brown was immediately a win for the Raiders. There’s no need to wait to make that assessment.Follow @LeviDamien Melvin Gordon’s prolonged holdout and Derwin James‘ foot injury in L.A., Antonio Brown’s head-to-toe spectacle in Oakland, and a spinning turnstile of head coaches and quarterbacks in Denver all complicate efforts to unseat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.Not that it’s status quo in KC. The Chiefs’ defensive makeover features new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and as many as eight new starters.Patrick Mahomes, the MVP who threw for 5,000-plus yards and 50 touchdowns in his first season as a starter, never touched the ball in overtime of the AFC championship because Kansas City’s defenders couldn’t get off the field against the Patriots after New England won the coin toss.That rendered the biggest breakout star of 2018 another sad spectator at Arrowhead Stadium as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick hoisted their ninth Lamar Hunt Trophy together.“We were super close,” Mahomes said. “We fell just short.”Mahomes has just about everyone back in his quest to get the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in 50 years, including star receiver Tyreek Hill , cleared to play by the NFL following an offseason domestic violence investigation.Among the Chiefs’ new defenders are free safety Tyrann Mathieu and pass rusher Frank Clark, who replaced Dee Ford, whose offside penalty in the AFC championship negated Charvarius Ward’s interception in the final minute of regulation.As painful as that loss was, coach Andy Reid called it “a great learning tool.”“I think it’s great for our football team to have that opportunity, to see the intensity that it takes to play at that level,” said Reid, whose Philadelphia Eagles lost three straight NFC championships before breaking through with a trip to the Super Bowl following the 2004 season.The Chargers are the Chiefs’ biggest threat in the AFC West, where Denver and Oakland continue rebuilds:CHARGERS‘ CHAGRINThe Chargers are considered one of the AFC’s top teams, but they didn’t have a smooth summer with Gordon’s holdout; left tackle Russell Okung missing camp with blood clots; wide receiver Keenan Allen dealing with an ankle injury; and safety Nassir Adderley, a second-round pick, hampered by a pulled hamstring.t the New Orleans Saints in mid-August and required surgery that’s expected to sideline him for at least three months. He’ll be replaced by Adrian Phillips.This is the second straight year the Chargers go into the season without one of their top defenders. Pass rusher Joey Bosa missed the first nine games last season with turf toe, although Philip Rivers led Los Angeles to a 7-2 start on its way to a 12-4 season before the second-round exit from the playoffs.The 17th overall pick in 2018, James made a team-high 105 tackles to go with four interceptions, 3½ sacks and 13 pass breakups his rookie season.Gordon’s holdout ahead of the final year of his rookie contract allowed Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler to show why they should be in the mix for more carries in 2019.BURNISHED BRONCOSJoe Flacco is the latest in a long line of quarterbacks Broncos GM John Elway has acquired since Peyton Manning’s retirement in 2016.“It’s a hard position to fill https://www.raiderslockerroom.com/authentic-antonio-brown-jersey ,” Elway said. “We tried to shake all these trees around here the last four years and quarterbacks didn’t fall out of it.”Saying Flacco is in his prime at age 34, Elway might be trying hard to sell his latest QB acquisition to an antsy and skeptical fan base that suffered through flops by Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, Case Keenum and Chad Kelly.No matter the motivation, Flacco appreciates Elway’s flattery.“I definitely feel that way,” Flacco said. “So it feels good to hear somebody say that. I mean, shoot, with Tom Brady now, quarterbacks are playing until they’re about 60 years old.”Speaking of sexagenarians, Elway’s latest head coach is 61-year-old rookie Vic Fangio , the architect of the Chicago Bears‘ stingy defenses from 2015-18, who replaced Vance Joseph (11-21 in two seasons).LAME-DUCK RAIDERSWhen Brown arrived at training camp for the Raiders in a hot air balloon, coach Jon Gruden joked he expected more drama from his star receiver.Oops.Brown provided that drama by missing significant practice time dealing with frost-bitten feet suffered while getting cryotherapy treatment in France, and waging a battle with the NFL over the use of his outdated helmet.He lost a grievance to allow him to use the helmet that’s no longer certified as safe and returned to camp. But after he skipped another workout, general manager Mike Mayock issued an ultimatum for Brown to be “all in our all out.”The Raiders acquired Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers as the cornerstone to an offensive upgrade around Derek Carr that also features first-round running back Josh Jacobs, deep-threat receiver Tyrell Williams, and elite pass blocker Trent Brown.An improved offense won’t matter much if the Raiders can’t also upgrade a pass rush that generated an NFL-low 13 sacks last season after trading away star Khalil Mack.PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISHChiefs, Chargers, Broncos, Raiders

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