It was after midnight on Saturday night on the East Coast when the news broke. After a week full of on-again, off-again rumors and a deal with Buffalo that was apparently nixed at the last minute, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly agreed to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. In return, the Steelers will receive two picks -- third- and fifth-rounders -- in this year's draft.
The Raiders will also sign Brown to a new contract -- three years, more than $30 million guaranteed, with potential to earn up to $54 million. Brown had three years remaining on his contract with Pittsburgh, with a total of zero dollars guaranteed.
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, is getting more than draft picks in this deal: according to Adam Schefter, they are also picking up more than $21 million in dead money, believed to be the largest one-year hit in league history.