By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
48 hours after he was nearly traded to the Buffalo Bills, Antonio Brown has found his new home.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will send the disgruntled star wide receiver to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for two mid-round draft picks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The Antonio Brown saga is finally nearing a close. Sources say the #Steelers are dealing AB to the #Raiders in exchange for a third round pick and a fifth round pick in this 2019 draft. Brown will also get a reworked contract that makes him the NFL’s highest paid WR.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2019
That contract includes more than $30 million in guaranteed money with up to $54 million possible over the next three years, according to Rapoport.
Contract details for new #Steelers WR Antonio Brown: 3 years, $50.125M, source said. Max value is 54.125M. He gets $30.125M guaranteed, more than the $0 he preciously had. The contract was he biggest hurdle.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2019
The trade to Oakland comes after a reported deal with Buffalo appeared to fall through late Thursday night and Friday morning. Questions arose about his willingness to play for the Bills, but Brown made it clear on social media early Sunday morning that he will play for the Silver and Black.
Brown, who will be 31 next season, caught a career-high 15 touchdowns in 2018.
The trade cannot become official until the new league year opens on Wednesday.
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