Steelers Are the Oakland Raiders Out on Antonio Brown? Published 5 months ago on March 7, 2019 By Mike Vukovcan 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailHave the presumed favorites to land Antonio Brown dropped out of the bidding? For weeks, most of the NFL Insiders have pegged the Oakland Raiders as the most likely destination for Brown but a Raiders beat writer doesn’t agree with that. Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News wrote Thursday morning that his sources say that Brown coming to Oakland isn’t likely to happen for a few reasons. McDonald cites the Steelers asking price as the top reason. The management team of Jon Gruden and new GM Mike Mayock want and need to accumulate young talent and know the draft is the only real way to accomplish that. Despite owning three first round picks (4th, 24th and 27th) in the upcoming draft, the Raiders won’t be willing to part with either the 24th or the 27th pick, which is a deal breaker (the 4th overall pick isn’t even being considered). If the Steelers are willing to take less than a first round pick, than the two sides could try to work something out. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! According to McDonald, another factor in the Raiders non-interest is Brown’s desire to get a new contract extension. In fact, it was reported yesterday that Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenthal, reportedly promised to get his client a new deal in place as soon as a trade is completed. The talented wide out is already due $12.65 million in 2019, $11.3 million in 2020 and $12.5 million in 2021. The Raiders don’t appear to be real anxious to dish out a lot more money to the 31-year old wide receiver. McDonald closes things out by saying “while there is some interest in Brown, it’s not enough to substantially alter the Raiders’ financial structure for a short-term again when the franchise is taking the long view.” If this proves to be accurate, the Raiders, NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts all have no interest in trading for the talented yet problematic Brown. 3shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Antonio BrownAntonio Brown tradefeaturedPittsburgh SteelersSteelers Up Next Punter Jordan Berry Will Not Return to Steelers in 2019 Don't Miss Steelers Place Second-Round Tender on B.J. Finney Mike Vukovcan Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Steelers to Support Alumnus Derek Moye as Part of Fantennial Weekend Madden NFL ‘20 Reveals Steelers Player Ratings Steelers Dermontti Dawson, Cameron Heyward went Head-to-Head on Celebrity Family Feud Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos NFL4 hours ago Pitt, Aliquippa Alum Darrelle Revis Giving Back to Help Kids with Hunger NFL1 day ago Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Pro Football1 day ago Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Steelers Interviews2 days ago Exclusive with former Steelers TE, XFL Head Coach Jonathan Hayes Steelers6 days ago Steelers Dermontti Dawson, Cameron Heyward went Head-to-Head on Celebrity Family Feud Steelers4 days ago Madden NFL ‘20 Reveals Steelers Player Ratings Steelers3 days ago Steelers to Support Alumnus Derek Moye as Part of Fantennial Weekend Steelers Interviews2 days ago Exclusive with former Steelers TE, XFL Head Coach Jonathan Hayes Pro Football1 day ago Exclusive with Pro Football Hall of Fame Executive Director Joe Horrigan NFL4 hours ago Pitt, Aliquippa Alum Darrelle Revis Giving Back to Help Kids with Hunger NFL1 day ago Players Need to Fight for 16 Game Season Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: AFC North Preview Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Who Will be the Second Receiver Option Behind JuJu? Steelers Talk3 weeks ago Mic Drop: Who Should be in Steelers Hall of Honor? Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!