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NFL Free Agency: Raiders reportedly to sign Trent Brown to record deal to become their left tackle

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The free agent negotiating period just opened and the Raiders are already making big moves. They are signing former Patriots Trent Brown to a record contract according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

This record deal isn’t to be a right tackle. He will move into the left tackle spot, moving previously touted ‘left tackle of the future’ Kolton MIller to right tackle.

The Raiders drafted Kolton Miller at 15 overall in 2018 to make him their left tackle of the future. They put him in at the position right away and he struggled. Right tackle Brandon Parker was arguably even worse, so the prevailing thought was that they would address the right tackle spot and give Miller another shot at left tackle. They end up addressing both positions with Brown’s addition, putting Miller where they probably should have put him from the start.

Brown is a former 7th round pick by the 49ers out of Florida. He spent three season in San Francisco before being acquired last offseason by the Patriots in trade for a 5th round pick. He started all last season at left tackle for the Patriots, including their run to the Super Bowl.

In case you were wondering what Pro Football Focus thinks of him:

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