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Breaking: Raiders trade third round pick for WR Martavis Bryant

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The Raiders traded the 75th overall pick to the Steelers.

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The Oakland Raiders traded the 79th overall pick — which they acquired from the Cardinals in their trade down with the Cardinals — to the Pittsburgh Steelers for wide receiver Martavis Bryant. The four-year veteran is a big-play threat, but has struggled to stay out of trouble in the NFL.

After combining for 14 touchdowns in his first two seasons, he was suspended for the entire 2016 season after a second substance abuse violation. Byrant returned to the field in 2017 appearing in 15 games, but took a back seat to Antonio Brown and JuJu Schuster. As a result, he finished the year with just 603 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.

Jon Gruden is hoping that a fresh start will help Bryant return to his old form. He will join Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson to create a talented wide receivers corps for Derek Carr and the offense. Carr has one of the strongest arms in the NFL, and that is music to Bryant’s ears as he makes a living on the deep ball with a career 15.2 yards per reception.

The Silver & Black still have their original third round pick (75 overall).