Congratulations. The Raiders have thus far successfully hurdled the first obstacle of the offseason: not overpaying for Antonio Brown. "I don't think the Bills trade was ever close to happening", said one source involved in those talks.
This, obviously, is par for the course, but the unusual part came in the comment section for the deal.
The Bills, with $76 million in salary-cap space and a glaring need for offensive play-makers, had not previously been reported among the teams vying for Brown.
Rapoport then confirmed Friday morning that the deal was dead: "Update from the #Bills on the Antonio Brown: After intense talks that went into last night, and nearly getting there on trade compensation, Buffalo says they are out".
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's political crisis
The justice committee, chaired by a Liberal and controlled by Liberals, will never get to the bottom of the SNC-Lavalin affair. The Prime Minister's Office has confirmed that all of Justin Trudeau's events scheduled in Regina today have been cancelled.
Now, the Steelers find themselves searching for another trade partner.
The Steelers set a soft deadline for Brown trade offers for Friday, March 8th earlier this week.
Brown has three years remaining on his current contract, and likely will want a new deal from his new team.
Guess who the Steelers will play in Pittsburgh next season? He said he wanted to go to a contender and the Bills finished 6-10 last season. What's going great for him?