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Where in the world will Antonio Brown go?

The Steelers star wide receiver is expected to be anywhere but Pittsburgh for the 2019 season. Ever since he requested a trade, it's become clear he'll be on the move.

Is his next stop in Silver and Black? 

The Raiders are in the Brown trade market, reports NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, as developments begin to take shape. 

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said last week that three teams have already expressed interest in the four-time All-Pro. That number is sure to rise, even if it already includes the Raiders. 

One thing we do know is Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is a big Brown fan. He has spoke highly of him multiple times in the past as an example for younger wide receivers. 

"He’s the hardest working man, I think, in football. Hardest working player I’ve ever seen practice," Gruden said in December before playing the Steelers. "I’ve seen Jerry Rice, I’ve seen a lot of good ones, but I put Antonio Brown at the top. If there are any young wideouts out there, I’d go watch him practice. You figure out yourself why he’s such a good player.”

 

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Brown had 1,297 yards receiving last season on 104 receptions in 15 games. He also led the league with 15 touchdowns. For the Raiders, their leader in yards by a wide receiver last season was a 33-year-old Jordy Nelson, with 739 yards and three touchdowns. 

The Raiders have the money and they need a star player in Year 2 of Gruden after a 4-12 season. Brown could be the perfect match.