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Raiders: It Looks Like The Trent Brown Era Is Close To An End

The Las Vegas Raiders gave right tackle Trent Brown a four-year $66 million contract in 2019. At the time, it looked like the team had found a building block for years to come. Nevertheless, the signing doesn’t look good in retrospect and Brown’s tenure with the Silver and Black may be close to an end.

Trent Brown just hasn’t been available

Head coach Jon Gruden said in a sit-down with the local media that Brown’s inability to stay on the field has been disappointing. He added the right tackle has dealt with a lot of adversity but he hopes he is fully healthy next season. Brown will be out for the season finale and has just played in five games this season.

While ’77’ has been an asset when he’s dressed up, he has missed 15 games since he joined the Raiders. Last season, he earned a Pro Bowl designation in spite of missing five contests. He missed most of the 2020 season with a calf injury and will be out in Week 17 with a knee lesion.

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The Raiders need to make a decision

Gruden said the Raiders expect Brown to be back with the team next season. Nevertheless, that decision may not be in the team’s best interest. The team’s $7.6 million in the red and needs to free up some space in 2021. The right tackle will count $14 million against the cap and releasing him would open the same amount of money in the books. It’s true the 6-foot-8 standout has played well when he’s healthy. However, he has only played in all 16 games in a season twice in his career. Based on his injury history, it’s unlikely that will change in the future.

At the time, the signing of Brown made sense and even the cost was justified. Two years later, the move hasn’t paid off and the Raiders must consider what they will do with the right tackle and his hefty contract.

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Henry B Graves

Talk about click bait headline. Another sports blogger creating controversy to fill their pocketbooks. Shame on you.

Richard Ramsawh

Sooooo, what makes it look like it’s coming to an end.

Anonymous

If he stays, try working out. Hit the weights and see a nutritionist. Get a personnel trainer, Whatever. Coach A.

Anonymous

I would not release him. We have a hole at LG already. Let’s fill that first. We are not in a rebuilding stage. We should have seen a much better product this year. We don’t want to take too many steps back. Next year is Do or Die. Still have faith in Gruden but it is starting to waiver. Coach A.

Paul

Here is where the Raiders keep making their biggest mistakes. They get these players through free agency and then make them play in a position they are not accustomed to. Trent Brown is a natural left tackle and Raiders put him on the right. Why get these players if you’re not going to use them at their natural position. This mentality that they are athletes and can play any position is absurd. Sign Ahgholar now before it’s to late. If Jon Gruden let’s him go , then get rid of Gruden once and for all. He’s not a winner.

Carl S Elftman

Rework his contract if he is staying or cut him and take the money for a healthy players.

Anonymous

Cut’um. Simple.

John Foreman

I got a good idea let’s get a good coach that don’t make stupid decisions. Like the one last week against Miami in the closing minute’s. Let’s just kick a field goal in stead of going in for a touch down. Especially sense our kicker just missed a extra point.

Frank

He’s one of if not the best at what he does BUT his availability cancels the price tag, I would maybe invest that cap on the DEFENCE

Anonymous

Yes he hurt his calf. But he has also had Covid. Not to mention the Raiders messing up administering an IV which caused oxygen to be innhis bloodstream.

Anonymous

Get rid of him ! He doesn’t have what it takes to be a RAIDER!

Wayne Petralia

Incognito is a lot older and oft-injured, too. Maybe he retires or can’t play as well. They can’t necessarily afford to lose them both at the same time and keep the offense humming along as well as it has this season. Goode and Simpson are excellent prospects, but making them both full time starters stresses the offensive line out by stripping it of its depth. They need cash but might have to bite the bullet in 2021. Others that might be waived include Joyner, Key, Witten, Collins, Hankins, Hurst and Abrams among others. Team’s would need some low-priced production from… Read more »

Anonymous

He ain’t going nowhere