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Mike Mayock admits the Steelers called the Raiders after the deal with the Bills fell through

The Oakland Raiders General Manager tells the tale of how the Steelers and Raiders did a deal for Antonio Brown.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers sent the NFL world spinning when they decided to trade All-Pro WR Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders.

The Steelers then set their fan base ablaze when it was announced they received a 3rd and 5th round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for one of the best wide receivers in the league.

Throughout the entire process, Steelers fans wanted to know just what went down. What occurred with the reported trade in place between the Buffalo Bills and the Steelers? Had the Raiders been the team of choice the entire time?

While we don’t know what exactly went down between the Steelers and Bills, Mike Mayock recently joined The Dan Patrick show and spoke about what went down before the Steelers and Raiders came to terms on a new agreement.

This is an excerpt from the interview:

“I kept saying, ‘We’re not interested,’” Mayock said. “Then the Buffalo thing fell through. One of their guys reached out to Jon [Gruden]. . . . [Steelers GM] Kevin [Colbert] said to me, ‘Would you trade your two? I said, ‘No, but we might trade our three.’”

If you want to hear the full segment, check out the video below:

This certainly won’t make Steelers fans feel very good about what they received in return for Brown, but it does shine some light on the negotiations which took place between the two AFC organizations, and Drew Rosenhaus, before finalizing a deal a week ago.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare for more free agency, and the upcoming NFL Draft.