Enter. Brown, until previous year a career right tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2015.
During the 2018 draft, the Patriots had acquired Brown and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick. The seven-time Pro Bowler hauled 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. The Raiders enter free agency with a little more than $58 million in cap space, which is the seventh most among all National Football League teams. And perhaps that's because Dante Scarnecchia, the Patriots offensive line coach, has a track record of developing left tackles.
The Raiders are revamping their roster under Jon Gruden. Either one isn't ideal.
- 12:38PM: Per Ian Rapoport, free-agent receiver John Brown is signing with the Bills for three years and $27 million.
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The Patriots will have to look to offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, whom they drafted at No. 23 overall previous year. Those are big moves, and it might not be all. Will longtime Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell be joining him in donning the silver and black? Will the Raiders draft a quarterback (Kyler Murray at No. 4 perhaps)?
If it wasn't clear before, it's clear now that the Raiders have prioritized fixing the offensive side of the ball in free agency and they probably aren't done yet.
But don't sleep on the Pats either.
"Referencing the 6'8" Brown as "big bro", Wynn (who is 6'2") expressed his satisfaction seeing a fellow lineman get paid.