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Trent Brown says relationship with Raiders ‘wasn’t a good fit’

Updated March 24, 2021 - 6:14 pm

Right tackle Trent Brown, traded back to the Patriots after two injury-filled seasons with the Raiders, spoke to the media in New England on Wednesday and expressed misgivings about his time with the Raiders.

”I wasn’t really feeling the place of work, I guess you could say,” Brown said.

Coupled with what Brown described as “little, small nagging injuries,” his time with the Raiders never lived up to expectations.

Signed to a four-year, $66-million contract in 2019, Brown was limited to just five games last season — including just four complete games — after a calf injury that sidelined him throughout training camp lingered. In addition, there were two stints on the COVID-19 list and a medical mishap before a game in Cleveland.

Two years into a deal that paid Brown $36 million, the Raiders sent Brown and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick to the Patriots for a 2022 fifth-round draft pick.

Brown seems happy with the outcome.

“No hard feelings to them or anything, but I guess you could just say it wasn’t a good fit,” Brown said. “And I felt like I wanted to be back somewhere where I — I’ve worn a lot of jerseys in my life, but I’ve never been more proud than when I put on the Patriots jersey.”

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

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