As first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, Brown is expected to sign a four-year, $66-million contract with $36.75 million guaranteed with the Oakland Raiders. The addition of Antonio Brown was a clear indicator they aren't anxious about adding some big personalities to the locker room, and Bell makes sense for them from a need perspective. The 6-foot, 224-pound running back has also shown potential as a pass-catcher, hauling in 72 passes in 47 games for 568 yards and one score.
Let's break down the on-field and fantasy football impacts of this blockbuster deal for both teams. And the Redskins are now one of the sleepers after losing wide receiver Jamison Crowder to the Jets.
The 27-year-old Bell is a two-time AP All-Pro selection and three-time Pro Bowl pick who immediately upgrades the Jets' backfield. Bell did not play in 2018, as he sat out the season due to a contractual dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last season alone Bell forfeited over $14 million by not playing on the franchise tag. It's not uncommon to see running backs completely fall apart seemingly overnight because of how heavily utilized they were in previous seasons.
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In 62 games with Pittsburgh, Bell carried the ball 1,229 times for 5,336 yards and 35 scores.
The Steelers drafted Bell with the 48th overall pick in 2013.
The Raiders traded offensive guard Kelechi Osemele to the New York Jets, clearing some more space and perhaps budget for the offensive line in free agency. That said, and unlike Brown, the team who signs Bell won't have to give up any assets other than cash. NY also acquired left guard Kelechi Osemele from Oakland over the weekend.