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Should the Oakland Raiders pursue Le’Veon Bell in free agency?

Should the Oakland Raiders pursue Le’Veon Bell in free agency?

The New England Patriots were never going to be in the market for left tackle Trent Brown. After all, Oakland has doled out huge left-tackle-type deals to the likes of Osemele and Austin Howard in the past, and they played left guard and right tackle, respectively. But Bill Belichick pulled a rabbit out of a hat in finding Brown for a third-round pick in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers.

Brown, who turns 26 on April 13, entered the National Football League as a seventh-round draft choice of the 49ers (No. 244 overall). Miller played both right and left tackle at UCLA and could move back to the right side with Parker offering insurance behind both.

The Raiders deserve credit for being aggressive in free agency and for not allowing last year's draft investment to deter them from adding a player they believe improves the roster.

But you can clearly see how the Raiders are approaching the 2019 season and it's with GUSTO. But Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane have consistently committed themselves to using running back LeSean McCoy, who has one year left on his current contract, as their go-to rusher. Along with the New York Jets, the Raiders are a candidate to sign Le'Veon Bell.

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At 30 years old, it's fair to wonder whether Brown is deserving of being the NFL's highest-paid receiver, as the Raiders reportedly made him.

One thing worth watching is how the Raiders handle the draft situation.

It's a big pay raise for Brown. His uncommon combination of size and athleticism, along with his strong 2018 campaign in New England, set him up for his first big contract in the NFL.


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