Raiders Shopping T Trent Brown

This is turning into a seminal day for the Raiders’ offensive line. Shortly after their plans to release Gabe Jackson surfaced, the team is considering moving on from Trent Brown.

The Raiders have discussed Brown with other teams, Ian Rapoport of tweets. They signed the mammoth right tackle to a four-year, $66MM deal — then a record for right tackle deals — shortly after free agency began in 2019.

But Brown ran into issues on multiple fronts last year, limiting him to five games. When asked about Brown’s future with the team, Raiders GM Mike Mayock said the jury is “still out,” per the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Vincent Bonsignore (on Twitter).

In two Raiders seasons, Brown has played in 16 total games. He suffered a calf injury in Week 1 of last season but dealt with more extensive trouble soon after, landing on the Raiders’ reserve/COVID-19 list on multiple occasions. The 380-pound lineman tested positive for the coronavirus but was ready to return for a Raiders-Browns midseason game. He landed back on Las Vegas’ COVID list after requiring hospitalization in Cleveland; Brown passed out once at the hospital and needed several weeks before returning to action.

Brown became the rare right tackle to be voted to the Pro Bowl in 2019, with his signing helping elevate the Raiders’ offensive line. Although proven O-linemen annually attract major interest, Brown’s lucrative contract may be difficult to move after his two-season Raiders run.

The Raiders signed the former 49ers draftee after he played a key role in helping the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title in 2018. Two seasons remain on Brown’s deal. The Raiders would save $14MM by moving on from Brown, who will turn 28 in April.

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6 comments on “Raiders Shopping T Trent Brown

  1. Brownsfan83

    The only reason I am saying Cleveland is because we have Wyatt teller and cordel iwaugaeu

    • Michael Chaney

      I wouldn’t take Brown on his current deal if they had no one at the position, let alone Conklin at RT and Teller at RG

  2. bigeasye

    They played fine without him this year but incognito isn’t a lock to come back. Trying to fill three spots on the o-line doesn’t make a ton of sense. I can’t imagine anyone will take on browns contract as is, so if he renegotiates with the new team the raiders may get a late round pick for him. That’s a shame considering what the raiders gave him.

    • Steezy

      They don’t have much of a choice cap wise. Good will be back and probably restructure incognito. Only need to replace a rt who basically never played in the first place.

  3. markdavisbarber

    So Trent Brown was out after the “IV Mishap” and the fact that Brown hasn’t found a team to land with is kind of a surprise.

    I could see SF as a quick landing spot. Coach
    Chris Foerster is back with SF and they could be putting the old band back together. Or how about a package deal with a team like Chicago and throw in Marcus Maritoa.

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