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Author Topic: Antonio Brown to the Bills - good for the Bombers?  (Read 3459 times)
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« on: March 08, 2019, 03:40:51 AM »

Strong rumours of a trade between the bills and steelers...could that free up a Duke Williams faster or easier?  Could the Bombers back up the money truck for him?

Could be interesting - probably timing wouldn't be until September but you never know...
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 03:59:42 AM »

I thought Kyle Walters had him convinced to come to Winnipeg and be our #1 WR??!?!
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 04:07:42 AM »

Lol!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 06:28:02 AM »

Not sure about Williams... I'm holding out for Zylstra!  Even Matthews would be better.  But I guess I'd take Duke if it comes down to the wire.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 07:49:57 AM »

Our receivers need a kick in the butt to get started.  They are the worst we've had in many years.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 12:01:01 PM »

Deal fell apart...

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that after intense talks that went into last night, and almost agreeing on trade compensation, the Bills say they are out on a Brown trade, per a source informed of the situation.

Rapoport noted that Brown would not commit to showing up in Buffalo and the Bills decided a trade was not worth the drama of wondering if the receiver would accept the trade.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 12:09:20 PM »

Brown would be a major distraction to any NFL team.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 12:53:01 PM »

Not sure about Williams... I'm holding out for Zylstra!  Even Matthews would be better.  But I guess I'd take Duke if it comes down to the wire.


I would rank Duke well ahead of Matthews...unless the vikes land a top prospect in the draft I don't think Zylstra is going anywhere.   He would be great in Winnipeg though.

Earliest those guys are shaking loose is probably October - maybe Mathews sooner as I think his NFL dreams are well over. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2019, 01:49:33 PM »

Brown would be a major distraction to any NFL team.

I feel people are over thinking this.

He's the best receiver in the league on a reasonable contract. Sign him up.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 02:26:31 PM »

Sounds like that rumour didn't have many legs in the first place. Brown himself tweeted it was fake news. LOL

I have no idea how this might have helped the Bombers. If Williams shakes loose in Buffalo, I imagine he'll get looks from other NFL teams before he were to set his sights north again.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 02:48:29 PM »

Sounds like that rumour didn't have many legs in the first place. Brown himself tweeted it was fake news. LOL

I have no idea how this might have helped the Bombers. If Williams shakes loose in Buffalo, I imagine he'll get looks from other NFL teams before he were to set his sights north again.

I don't think it's up to Brown...
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 02:59:37 PM »

I don't think it's up to Brown...

I'm well aware. But it would be his decision to report to the team.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 04:06:03 PM »

I don't think it's up to Brown...

Maybe. Some players have no trade or restricted trade clauses.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 04:49:15 PM »

Maybe. Some players have no trade or restricted trade clauses.

Reading up a little, it seems as though he's simply threatening to retire.

Steelers don't HAVE to trade him though. They can force him to play or sit (as with Bell last season).
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 05:47:34 PM »

Contract disputes can get ugly and this ones getting ugly. sounds like both camps are digging in and Brown may be sitting the season out
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 09:13:30 PM »

Reading up a little, it seems as though he's simply threatening to retire.

Steelers don't HAVE to trade him though. They can force him to play or sit (as with Bell last season).

He's making a lot of money so retiring maybe a tactic. Sitting out doesn't do him any good either.
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2019, 09:21:22 PM »

Maybe he wants to come north... although his AAV is the same as 1/3 of the entire CFL in a year, maybe he will take a paycut and come play for the love of the game, like Ocho Cinquo did... he got 19Mil up front...  he is only due 12.5mil a year for the next 3...
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 08:48:35 PM »

AB in the CFL and it's not even April yet.
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 11:36:12 AM »

Steelers have traded their disgruntled 30-year-old All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders for 3rd and 5th round draft picks.

https://www.tsn.ca/reports-steelers-trade-brown-to-raiders-1.1270878
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 03:26:12 PM »

That?s a brutal trade for both sides?a 3rd and 5th round pick is essentially giving him away and in the raiders, brown s career effectively fades to black. Sad it couldn?t have worked out better for both sides but I guess it was an ugly divorce !!
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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2019, 05:25:45 PM »

That?s a brutal trade for both sides?a 3rd and 5th round pick is essentially giving him away and in the raiders, brown s career effectively fades to black. Sad it couldn?t have worked out better for both sides but I guess it was an ugly divorce !!

AB gets a giant raise and guaranteed money. Sounds like he got what he wanted. His salary in CAD is equal to over 3 - 4 CFL teams SMS.

That's just an insane amount of money.

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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 06:07:43 PM »

$50 mill over 3 years with $30 mil guaranteed?they are waaay past ridiculous with these figures and why would the raiders of all teams agree to this?? It?s not like they have an elite Qb that can actually utilize such a weapon. Quite sad actually if teams can justify paying this type of money
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2019, 05:58:44 PM »

Rumour only, Antonio Brown's Oakland debut is expected to be at Regina's Mosaic Stadium in August!
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2019, 08:14:46 PM »

Rumour only, Antonio Brown's Oakland debut is expected to be at Regina's Mosaic Stadium in August!
lol if he even makes the trip. if he does he wont play.
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2019, 01:15:19 PM »

Rumour only, Antonio Brown's Oakland debut is expected to be at Regina's Mosaic Stadium in August!

LOL

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