Dec 17, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) stands on the field during a break in the action against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
  1. The Oakland Raiders contract standoff with Khalil Mack ended on Saturday morning after the team dealt the defensive end to the Chicago Bears in exchange for two first-round picks.

After Oakland dealt the three-time Pro Bowler, Raiders teammates tweeted their shock at the 27-year-old going to Chicago. Teammate Derek Carr couldn’t believe it.

While getting two first-round picks isn’t necessarily the worst haul ever, dealing Mack just before the season begins in exchange for non-roster players doesn’t help Oakland now. If I’m a Raiders player, it’s hard not to think the team got worse today – even if the move is a long-term play.

Fun time in Raiders nation, folks!


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