Reports: Bears expected to acquire Khalil Mack from Raiders

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The biggest trade of the year in the NFL is expected to go down between the Raiders and Bears.

Khalil Mack is expected to be traded from Oakland to Chicago, according to multiple reports this morning.

The deal isn’t done, but reports indicate that both teams want to get it done. It would presumably involve the Bears sending significant compensation to the Raiders (the asking price is said to be two first-round draft picks) and Mack agreeing to a long-term contract with the Bears.

Mack’s contract will likely be in the same neighborhood as the contract Aaron Donald signed with the Rams yesterday. Donald’s contract getting done gave everyone involved a better idea of what a top-tier defensive player should go for, and it’s apparently an amount that the Bears are willing to pay but the Raiders are not.

The Bears currently have $23 million in cap space for this year, so they could absorb Mack’s $13 million salary for 2018 right away and continue working toward an extension later, but they’re more likely already all on the same page about how much Mack will make.

Now the Bears will hope the 27-year-old Mack can be a Monster of the Midway for years to come.

149 responses to “Reports: Bears expected to acquire Khalil Mack from Raiders

  1. Diehard pats fan from mas living in Chicago where my wife is from….MAYBE just MAYBE the monsters of the midway are returning! I wonder who they gave up? Hopefully not floyd and picks

  2. Im a die hard 49er fan. I watch how the Patriots NEVER make deals like this and hope we use that same philosophy. JJ Watt has a ton of sacks, defensive player of the year, all time great and when he got hurt Houstons defense was STILL top 5. Suh, Haynesworth, soon to be Donald, all of these deals are cap killers.

    Wasting money is a talent for the garbage teams in the NFL.

  3. Was actually hoping to see him go to the Browns….. interesting move by the Raiders. Wonder what the real reason they let him go was? Money, value, trade haul, character?

  4. As a raider fan, I don’t like this move, but if Mack isn’t willing to talk to Gruden, then I understand why it has to happen. I would like to know what has really went on behind the scenes.

  5. Yes sir ree. I had a feeling Mack would like to play for a team on the rise like the Bears. The Bears with Fangio have been a top ten defense. Now what is going to be top 5 or better. Wow, I had a feeling he would want to play for a team with the best fans in the league.

  6. Wow! As a Bears fan, I’m excited but I know this is possible only because Trubisky is still on his rookie contract. The cap hit will be enormous when it’s time to pay the QB. And they won’t have top picks for a while… They better win some games or heads will be rolling!

  7. Let’s see if it works out better than giving up the house for Cutler. There’s always an injury risk with one player.

  8. Mack seems worth it imo bu tI probably said the same thing about Suh and Haynseworth so what do I know.

  9. That’s it. I’m done being a fan of the Pittsburg Pirates..

    Jags – Texans – Look like a good landing spot after following this dumpster fire of an organization for 38 years.

  10. Once again BB misses out on a huge opportunity. That pass rush is pop warner but he once again fails to pull it off.

  11. If it works, it works… but two first rounders? That didn’t work out for us last time and that was a freakin’ QB.

    How well did the Raiders do while Mack played there? Oh yeah, the sucked.

  12. orangecrush78 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 8:58 am
    Was actually hoping to see him go to the Browns….. interesting move by the Raiders. Wonder what the real reason they let him go was? Money, value, trade haul, character?
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    Mack has no character issues, great player great in the locker room. Raiders drafted Arden Key an edge rusher and two interior DTs that have played well in the pre season. They could pay Mack and have half their cap space tied up in Carr and Mack or trade him for draft picks and develop the young talent they drafted this year. The teams that have lasting success, the Green Bays, New Englands, Pittsburghs etc do not overpay for one player even if its Tom Brady. Sad to see him go but the way the cap is you have to be careful spending it all on 2 or 3 players.

  13. Diehard Bears fan (gimme your worst). I think that it’s a no-brainer adding a player of Mack’s caliber. The team finished within the top ten for yards allowed and were in the top half of many statistical categories last year. Fangio is well respected around the league and the general consensus was that the defense was one special player away from being elite. We had hoped that was Roquan Smith, but it’s definitely Mack now. That said, drafting Smith was the start of a patient and methodical build. Ryan Pace wants to build the team in the moulds of Green Bay, NE, NO and others who draft well. I guess the allure of a star player was too much. I just hope the draft capital needed to pull this off isn’t too prohibitive.

  14. Givin up two first and a ton of cap space to one guy on defense is just stupid. But that’s why the Bears are one of the worst franchises in the NFL.

  15. .
    The Bears have already traded their #2 pick in this year’s draft to the Patriots for what turned out to be WR Anthony Miller.
    .

  16. As a raider fan, I don’t like this move, but if Mack isn’t willing to talk to Gruden, then I understand why it has to happen. I would like to know what has really went on behind the scenes.

    Here’s the short of it: Raiders don’t want to pay him. All you need to know bud.

  17. Here’s how Mack should’ve handled things: “Coach Gruden, pleasure to meet you. I will be at OTAs, minicamps, and training camp. After all, I’m under contract. Let’s go win some games!” Gruden: “Reggie, this is the kind of guy we need. Break the bank for him.”

    But nah. He had to make a stand. He can stand in the snow now. See ya!

  18. Bad deal for the Bears, terrible deal for the Rams. How stupid do you have to be to not look at Suh and the Miami D, and how the dumped him because they couldn’t sign other players. And now the idiot Rams and Bears are doing the same thing. Rams could have had two 1st rounders for Donald and kept building around a young team.

  19. The Bad Move Bears!

    I guess I should wait until the details of the deal are disclosed, but for a team like the Bears–who need help at a lot of positions–this doesn’t sound good.

  20. Its all nice and everything to get a “star” but when his salary kills your cap and teams chances of building a legit team all you end up with is a star on a 500 team.

  21. Hey raider fanboys…. he’s not getting traded right? Hows that franchise tag working? Once again shows raider nation knows nothing. Just move, baby!

  22. “Im a die hard 49er fan. I watch how the Patriots NEVER make deals like this and hope we use that same philosophy.”

    OK there chief. How much do you think DeForest Buckner is going for two years from now?

  23. I thought Vegas Raiders had someone who was better then Von Miller. Oh wait that was that old team no city wanted Oakland/L.A./Oakland again Raiders. Looks like Da Bears got a beast and Vegas has a new stadium coming soon

  24. This gives Gruden cover for another losing season. We are rebuilding … That should buy him 3-4 years of Raiders money while never accomplishing anything.

    The raiders are starting to look like the over the hill gang. Ever since Gruden arrived it’s been out with the young players and in with the old.

  25. Football is a team sport.

    The Green Bay Rodgers, Los Angeles Donalds, New York OBJs and Chicago Macks will never win a superbowl.

    Although the New England Bradys have done okay. I think that’s because it’s really the New England Belichicks.

  26. Monsters are REAL…Green Bay’s DC is probably working Warp Speed to try to game plan for Mack!!

  27. He is worth it but only if you are a player or two away like the patriots rams Steelers or Vikings etc. he will be in the HoF but the bears need those picks

  28. Hes a good player but hes going to command Aaron Donald money(135M 87M guaranteed). Im not sure any player is worth that outside of a few elite QBs in a salary cap league. You tie up that kind on money on one player he needs to single handily win you a few games.

    Likely a lose lose for both teams. A bad defensive Raiders team lose their best D player, and a mediocre Bears team about to be cash strapped for the foreseeable future.

    Two first rounders and a starter is a good haul along with freeing up cap space but rarely do those picks ever pan out. See Browns. The Raiders likely dont land anyone with those picks near as good as Mack and the Bears spin their tires in mediocrity unable to build a a playoff caliber team.

  29. 2 1st round picks to rent a player for a year; that would be stupid. I could see 1 1st round pick and a non-star starter but that is it.

    The Bears are going all in on Trubiskey and I do not get it; he sucks.

  30. Wonder if they would give up a second round pick for Mack and a conditional first round pick or more if he agrees to an extension. Otherwise 2 first round picks for a guy who may leave as free agent the next season would be too much to give up.

  31. But but but turd nation said he would come to green bay for free?? What is going on in turd town?

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    Let it go man.

    It’s a gamble for the bears but could pay off. The rumor is two firsts, a player and a contract bigger than Donald’s for a non qb. If Trubisky does not pan out I’m not sure it matters what they do

  32. zoneread510 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:00 am
    As a raider fan, I don’t like this move, but if Mack isn’t willing to talk to Gruden, then I understand why it has to happen. I would like to know what has really went on behind the scenes.
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    Carr got paid and Mack wanted to too but Gruden wants more than 2 men to face 53-man teams.

  33. The NFC north is looking like a powerhouse this year! Should make next Sunday nights game very interesting.

  34. Teams destined for greatness don’t do trades like this. One play can end this players season, then the Bears have got nothing. Run to the other side, chip block him with a full back. Plenty of ways to neutralize him. Not to mention that they are many players away from a decent team.

  35. When trubisky is up for an extension Mack will be 30 years old and they’ll cut him, ala Suh in Miami. Trying to build a monster D while the qb is still on rookie contract, I get it, it’s a formula that makes sense.

  36. You really want to know what’s odd?
    The Chicago Bears are about to make a significant trade to acquire one of the best defensive players in the NFL from the Oakland Raiders, and Barney fans use this info to bash Packer fans.
    I’m not making this up. Obsess much?

  37. Twenty million per year…….twenty MILLION per year! This has gotten out of hand. Brain surgeons and oncologists don’t get twenty million per year, and they’re saving lives. These guys are playing a game. Sure, it’s a violent game, and they invest a lot in it, but it’s still a game, and has no impact on most of our lives. Our priorities are all screwed up…..

  38. Twenty million per year…….twenty MILLION per year! This has gotten out of hand. Brain surgeons and oncologists don’t get twenty million per year, and they’re saving lives. These guys are playing a game. Sure, it’s a violent game, and they invest a lot in it, but it’s still a game, and has no impact on most of our lives. Our priorities are all screwed up…..

  39. The main reason the Raiders are interested in trading with the Bears is they are assured top 5 draft picks. Green Bay’s 2 first round picks will be lower than #25.

  40. I have nothing against the Bears but personally I see this as a zero-sum game with the Bears gain completely at the expense of the Raiders.

    Personally the tragedy of it is that just 2 years ago the Raiders looked like a good young team on the rise and I was looking forward to a window of playoff contention with Mack as a cornerstone. But with the acquisitions of Lynch & Gruden (both publicity stunts) and with the way Gruden has been decimating the roster as he did in Tampa (with the Mack trade being the final nail), I’m afraid it looks like the Silver & Black will be headed back to doormat status. The one silver lining is that Son-of-Al will have a hard time generating PSL/season ticket revenue in a new market with a bad product and if he is forced to sell due to creeping insolvency then the Raiders might get lucky if the new owner has deep pockets, good business sense and hires the right people for the football operation.

  41. Kirk Cousins, Mr. Rodgers, Matt Stafford, all two times a year in the sites of 52 in Blue. All the defensive greats that have had numbers in the 50’s in Chicago, and now Khalil Mack in the 52. What do Da Bears give up? Does Mack have a chip on his shoulder to show how good he is, or does the money change the drive? Does this move solidify the opinion that Gruden is at his best when in a commercial or as a grandious animation character in a broadcast boot, and not actually in control of a franchise? All these questons and more will tell the rest of the story. Not talking to each other from Feburary thru August was never a good sign of a return and more a tell of disfunction on the part of one or both sides, no matter what the Radiers Radio guy might say.

  42. The raiders ripped off the Bears.
    The Bears will have to pay Mack similar to the Aaron Donald contract, plus give up two #1s.
    The Bears are still a rebuilding team and need that draft capital.
    They aren’t ready to make a deep playoff run, and at age 27 Mack wont still be a dominant player by the time the Bears are rebuilt.

  43. Good move by the Raiders. Denver sold out for Von Miller and he’s a great player, but that defense has been in steady decline since that signing. Couldn’t afford Malik Jackson, Danny Trvathan, lost Aqib Talib and Coach Phillips. Patriots have been showing how its done and the Raiders appear to be following that model. Never overpay for anyone except a franchise quarterback. Good move. Two first picks on rookie deals for the next 5 to 6 years is gold.

  44. 3fingaz says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:35 am
    I’d rather have a franchise quarterback(Carr) than a great defense end(Mack)

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    And now the Raiders will have neither

  45. Darryl Williams says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:06 am
    That’s it. I’m done being a fan of the Pittsburg Pirates..

    Jags – Texans – Look like a good landing spot after following this dumpster fire of an organization for 38 years.

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    Welcome to Houston. We’ve never won a Super Bowl and our current team has never made it past the divisional round.

  46. I was right! Ha! No quarterback contract, trade capital, and cap space, and most importantly, a defense already on the move. I said the bears would make noise this year because of their defense. Their offense will be about running the ball and clock control. I’ve been watching the bears build this defense up for three years and knew they just needed a little kick to it…here it is. They went from boring but respectable to playoff contender.

    As a Viking fan, this sucks. They have Mack and roquan smith now. Great line. Great corner. Great safety.. This is the one team where trading Mack would actually make total sense.

  47. This makes next Sunday night more interesting.

    Kirk Cousins must be pissing his pants right now, considering he has the worst O-line in the league “protecting” him.

  48. I don’t blame Gruden. If your the defensive leader on a team who is defensively bad then changes need to happen. Especially for what he wants and what you can swindle other teams to give for him.

  49. Would not at all be surprised if one or both of White and Shaheen are going back to Oakland. Gruden loves them both, and they both have severely underperformed in Chicago.

    This trade is nuts. There could be a seismic shift in NFC North offenseive adjustments being made after this one. A very smart move by a traditionally transaction-inept Bears franchise.

  50. orangecrush78 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Was actually hoping to see him go to the Browns….. interesting move by the Raiders. Wonder what the real reason they let him go was? Money, value, trade haul, character?

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    I’m guessing that Gruden’s massive ego could have also well been a factor. Mack is an acknowledged superstar and as such is his own man. So he didn’t feel the need to brown-nose to the “coaching lengend” the way that a marginal player like Bruce Irvin did. The truly good HC’s recognize great talent and don’t let ego or petty politics get in the way of putting the best team on the field.

  51. kidderjeffrey says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:45 am
    Twenty million per year…….twenty MILLION per year! This has gotten out of hand. Brain surgeons and oncologists don’t get twenty million per year, and they’re saving lives. These guys are playing a game. Sure, it’s a violent game, and they invest a lot in it, but it’s still a game, and has no impact on most of our lives. Our priorities are all screwed up…..
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    You have what is essentially a company which is worth over $2 BILLION. Though outrageous on the surface, from a monetary standpoint given their revenue it’s actually a fair salary. I’m not saying I agree with it, but we (the consumer) made it this way.

  52. Good deal for both teams. If you’re the Raiders might as well get something for Mack before he starts declining in 3 yrs. With Or without Mack the raiders will finish 6-10 like always. Goodluck Khalil!!

  53. orangecrush78 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I’m guessing that Gruden’s massive ego could have also well been a factor. Mack is an acknowledged superstar and as such is his own man. So he didn’t feel the need to brown-nose to the “coaching lengend” the way that a marginal player like Bruce Irvin did.

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    You might wanna read Irvin’s twitter this morning before you make that claim fanboy.

  54. nhpats says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:59 am
    3fingaz says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:35 am
    I’d rather have a franchise quarterback(Carr) than a great defense end(Mack)

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    And now the Raiders will have neither

    Soon, all you’ll have is the past, hillbilly..”the pats glory days of cheating” Montana never lost a SB, if he went to 8, he’d have 8 rings

  55. I don’t think this is a good trade for the Bears. They are not ready to make a Super Bowl run. They need all their draft picks to build a good team around their young QB. The Raiders on the other hand are thinking long term.

  56. This has the double zinger of losing valuable draft picks and also having to pay someone a huge salary. At least when you trade up you get a relatively cheap player in return.

    This could be the next Jared Allen trade, but if it does not work out it could cripple the franchise.

  57. nflfollower says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:43 am
    When trubisky is up for an extension Mack will be 30 years old and they’ll cut him, ala Suh in Miami. Trying to build a monster D while the qb is still on rookie contract, I get it, it’s a formula that makes sense.
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    Trubisky is looking like a bad pick, I could see him not being with the Bears by the time his contract is up, and with no first round picks they will be screwed. The Bears are a dumpster fire.

  58. araidersfan says:
    September 1, 2018 aorangecrush78 says:
    September 1, 2018 at 8:58 am
    Was actually hoping to see him go to the Browns….. interesting move by the Raiders. Wonder what the real reason they let him go was? Money, value, trade haul, character?
    =========
    I’m guessing that Gruden’s massive ego could have also well been a factor. Mack is an acknowledged superstar and as such is his own man. So he didn’t feel the need to brown-nose to the “coaching lengend” the way that a marginal player like Bruce Irvin did. The truly good HC’s recognize great talent and don’t let ego or petty politics get in the way of putting the best team on the field.t 10:07 am
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    Think back to when Bill Belichick took over in New England and got rid of their best player, Terry Glenn. Everyone was ripping Belichick for getting rid of their best player. Belichick was too much old school. He didn’t understand. Today, there are five Lombardi trophies sitting in that lobby. The bottom line is Gruden is getting his team ready for a season. He’s planning to play games with the guys he has on the field. I don’t think he’s spent five minutes worrying about players who aren’t on the field. He still has to show up on Sunday and play a game.

  59. Oakland made the right move. I know raider fans are probably upset but even with Mack their defense was awful. Gruden is right. Better to have lots of good defensive players than 1 great one that can be neutralized with double teams. Keeping mack would mean the defense wouldn’t improve because they can’t afford anybody since they have a big quarterback contract already and have to sign cooper. Raiders are officially a rebuilding defense.

  60. OMG everyone saying Mack is the new Urlacher needs to stop! Urlacher was a MLB who’s job was to read opposing offense, call out the plays, and make tackles. Mack is a OLB who’s job is to rush the QB and occasionally cover a TE in some pass coverages.

  61. As a Bears fan I just hope this works out better than the last time they traded two 1s and opened the season in Green Bay on a Sunday night. We really don’t have the best track record for trading firsts for players

  62. For everyone above talking about Macks salary….

    A few years ago a lot of you scoffed when the Eagles signed Fletcher Cox to a 100m deal…he was an integral part in us getting a ring.

    Loving this move…they’re dramatically upgrading their pass rush – if you can get a special pass rusher you go get him.

    Vikings fans should especially be shook with that statue theyve got at QB facing the Bears behind that terrible offensive line.

  63. A lot of folks on here aren’t following this closely enough. The Raiders started at two 1st rounders…and PLENTY of teams were interested. I honestly think the Raiders are making out in a big way…AND I love Mack as a player. He just isn’t worth that sort of money which strangled a team.

    By the way, go look at Adam Schefters video on this. MACK, no one else, forced this move onto the Raiders. Reggie has repeatedly said if you don’t show up, we don’t talk…plus Mack and Seagal were holding hostage negotiations, not talks.

  64. A team on the cusp can make this deal if they can afford him and see a payback of a championship (see Reggie White). The Bears are not a team on the cusp.

    Mack barely puts them in the playoffs.

    I think either Pace was pissing his pants thinking about Rodgers and Mack on the same team, or the Raiders are making sure Mack goes to a crap team as a reward for his holdout.

    The more I think about it, Gruden wants Mack on the worst team he can trade him to. It seems to fit his demeanor.

  65. JoeToronto says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:01 am
    Great move, move your best player. That’s all this team knows how to do is move things. Have fun in Vegas losers.
    Just move baby.
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    I guess you missed where their defense ranked last year with him? I’ll take an extra two first round picks and an extra $20 million to overhaul the defense.

  66. Grudens now got the draft capital to get any QB he wants if Carr doesnt pan out and doesnt have to commit 25m plus to a DE.

    I think this is a real smart move by Gruden once you take the emotion out of it.

  67. If the Bears can pull this off and the Mitchell can step up the NFCN will be a two team race, Vikings/Bears, while the Lions and packers fight for fourth.

  68. Keep in mind the Bears still need to sign him…I wonder if they will negotiate with him the same way they did Smith, holding the new helmet rule and suspensions over his head

  69. 3fingaz says:
    September 1, 2018 at 10:11 am
    nhpats says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:59 am
    3fingaz says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:35 am
    I’d rather have a franchise quarterback(Carr) than a great defense end(Mack)
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    And now the Raiders will have neither
    Soon, all you’ll have is the past, hillbilly..”the pats glory days of cheating” Montana never lost a SB, if he went to 8, he’d have 8 rings
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    To state the obvious Montana never did get to eight now did he? Brady got there twice as many times. It’s easy to say if, but if is just a dream. So keep dreaming. As long as the Kraft family is running that organization there won’t be long spells of irrelevance such as the 9ers have experienced since Montana/Young left the scene.

  70. andrwken says:
    September 1, 2018 at 10:45 am
    A team on the cusp can make this deal if they can afford him and see a payback of a championship (see Reggie White). The Bears are not a team on the cusp.

    Mack barely puts them in the playoffs.

    I think either Pace was pissing his pants thinking about Rodgers and Mack on the same team, or the Raiders are making sure Mack goes to a crap team as a reward for his holdout

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    Another fan of the green and yellow realizing that the pack will be fighting the lions for fourth.

  71. andrwken says:
    September 1, 2018 at 10:45 am
    A team on the cusp can make this deal if they can afford him and see a payback of a championship (see Reggie White). The Bears are not a team on the cusp.

    Mack barely puts them in the playoffs.

    I think either Pace was pissing his pants thinking about Rodgers and Mack on the same team, or the Raiders are making sure Mack goes to a crap team as a reward for his holdout.

    The more I think about it, Gruden wants Mack on the worst team he can trade him to. It seems to fit his demeanor.
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    The Bears are in a weird spot, they had a good defense before Mack, a great running game, and they added a bunch of players in the passing game. They have a huge question mark at QB but other than that they’ve got a good amount of talent. If Trubisky doesn’t pan out I don’t see them drafting a new QB next year if they still have the pick so they might as well add the known commodity in Mack

  72. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    September 1, 2018 at 9:09 am
    Once again BB misses out on a huge opportunity. That pass rush is pop warner but he once again fails to pull it off.

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    How could anyone even think of this revolving around the Patriots? First off they would destroy their cap situation trying to pay Mack. Second of all at 31 or 32 overall two first rounders from the Patriots would be practically two second rounders so no way would the Raiders consider that acceptable return for him. Utterly ridiculous to see this trade and have the first thought be about the Patriots.

  73. Arden Key has morphed into the bigger, stronger version of what we saw from him in 2016 when he wreaked havoc on SEC quarterbacks. Against a stout Alabama front Saturday, Key was overwhelming. He had a half sack and four total tackles, and was in Jalen Hurts’ face all evening.

    Now listed at 6-feet-6 and 265 pounds, the long, springy defensive end is approaching Myles Garrett freakazoid territory.

    He had two strong outings leading into the Alabama game, but, obviously, the contest against the Crimson Tide was the ultimate barometer, and Key was outstanding.

  74. Mack could be the end of the Zimmer/Spielman era in Minny.

    Keenum made that line look way better than they were. If Mack gets a hold of that statue Cousins, it could be a long 3 years of guaranteed contracts for the Vikings….

  75. Mack decided to quit on the Raiders. He was still under contract to play this year, and he decided to quit. The Raiders were forced to play with the players who love football, and now they’ll have two extra number one picks to find a couple more studs who actually love playing football. There are also some very talented guys who really don’t love the game, but were born with the talent that could help themselves and their families financially, and they’re kind of forced into playing football. You can tell by the tape which guys love football, and Mack doesn’t love football. Good luck to the young man.

  76. First nice move by the bears! Be curious to see what they have to give up.

    The bad part, now Rodgers might not even make it to week 2, so we will have another year of the fans of the Green Bay Rodgers saying other teams were only good because Rodgers didn’t play.

  77. The Bears apparently haven’t learned the lesson yet, last time they mortgaged the future, they ended up with Jay Culter and no help on the horizon for years. Let’s see what the final tally is but if its two 1st rounders, the Bears will be giving up their future for right now and the last time I checked, they were more than a player away from contending. Maybe, just maybe, this move will put them ahead of the Vikings for third place.

  78. longtimefanh8tr says:
    September 1, 2018 at 11:41 am
    Bakhtiari has done quite well against Mack. Check it out

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    The packers have played the Raiders once, once since Mack came into league. It was Mack’s second year and he went around Bakhtiari multiple times flushing Rodgers and sacking him once. “bakhtiari has done quite well” LOL. 2018, 0-2 against Bears, 0-2 against Vikings, 1-1 against the Lions.

  79. The Vikings have All-Pro and Pro Bowl player across their defense. Griffen, Joseph, Richardson, Hunter, Barr, Rhodes, and Harrison. Adding Mack is a good move for the Bears, but it on NO WAY puts them in contention for the division.

  80. Mixed feelings here. I’m excited for the Bears fans. There’s just something “right” about arguably the best young LB in the game going to Chicago. I hope it works out for them. They have enough cap space to front-load the deal to where his cap hit will be palatable when it’s time to extend Trubisky, so can we please get off the “he’ll kill the cap” foolishness? Just this once?

    As for my Packers facing Mack twice a year, or better yet three times a year, I’m certainly not crazy about it but I’m not overly afraid of the proposition either. PFF has Bakhtiari as the best pass-blocking LT in football and they had Bulaga as the best pass-blocking RT before he got hurt. So hopefully, the Pack will fare better against Mack than most. Hopefully.

    I’ve been saying, it’s shaping up to be an exciting year in the NFCN. Well, it just got a whole lot more so.

  81. flviking says:
    September 1, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    longtimefanh8tr says:
    September 1, 2018 at 11:41 am
    Bakhtiari has done quite well against Mack. Check it out

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    The packers have played the Raiders once, once since Mack came into league. It was Mack’s second year and he went around Bakhtiari multiple times flushing Rodgers and sacking him once. “bakhtiari has done quite well” LOL. 2018, 0-2 against Bears, 0-2 against Vikings, 1-1 against the Lions.

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    What does 2018 lions and Vikings have to do with Mack and Bakhtiari?

    He’s rated better than any Vikings tackle. Perhaps you should focus your bile on your own teams tackles. Cousins may be in more trouble than the other North qbs who are actually mobile.

  82. Having fun yet Raider fans? Gruden has never been successful without either Al Davis picking his players or walking into a ready made team that had already been winning before he got there. Putting a roster together in Tampa was an unmitigated disaster, and the Raiders will soon find this out with him in charge of personnel. He’s not very good at this, and he’s not in the same galaxy as the only guy who can get away with getting rid of this type of talent, BB.

  83. I may be the only Packers and Bears fan around — born in Wisconsin and working with Bears fans in Chicago — but I am wondering whether the Bears really appreciate what they’re getting themselves into.

    This reminds me of Suh to Miami — a dominant defensive player with no infrastructure built around him.

    Like the the Bears signed Julius Peppers all those years ago.

    Looks great on paper — fans will love it — but it may not really do much for the team.

    We’ll see.

  84. I remember when the Bears fans were all giddy and talking smack when they traded for Cutler.
    First- and third-round picks in 2009 (18th and 84th overall), a first-round selection in 2010 (11th overall), plus Orton.
    I said at that time,….. Be careful what you wish for. KARMA !
    That trade not only backfired but it damaged their future losing out on those quality picks.
    History repeats itself,…. right ?

  85. The Raiders are such a fried, hot garbage mess. Good job, Markey Mark and you too, GOOo REGGIE. Grudes will need years to rebuild this dumpstah fire. Glad you saw it coming.

  86. jimmysee says:
    September 1, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    I may be the only Packers and Bears fan around — born in Wisconsin and working with Bears fans in Chicago — but I am wondering whether the Bears really appreciate what they’re getting themselves into.

    This reminds me of Suh to Miami — a dominant defensive player with no infrastructure built around him.

    Like the the Bears signed Julius Peppers all those years ago.

    Looks great on paper — fans will love it — but it may not really do much for the team.

    We’ll see.

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    You are not alone. I live right down on the state line and I married into a family of Bear fans. I think there may be a few more floating around as well. I of course want the Packers to come out on top but I want the Bears, along with the rest of the division, to make it a dog fight.

    In an ideal world, the NFCN would send three teams to the playoffs with the Pack meeting the Bears in the NFCCG.

  87. Comparing Cutler and Mack? Come on! Cutler came to Chicago with no receivers and no offensive line. Cutler was not even close to an elite player at his position on top of that. The Bears deserve all of the criticism you can hurl at the them. Mack is joining a top 10 defense last year that added Roquan Smith in the draft and more youth in the back half of the draft. Fangio is one of the best in the business at getting the most out of his players. If Nagy can mix in a middle of the pack offense to go with the great defense, the money and draft picks spent to get Mack will be well worth it. I think the offense is going to surprise people this year.

  88. flviking says:
    September 1, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    longtimefanh8tr says:
    September 1, 2018 at 11:41 am
    Bakhtiari has done quite well against Mack. Check it out

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    The packers have played the Raiders once, once since Mack came into league. It was Mack’s second year and he went around Bakhtiari multiple times flushing Rodgers and sacking him once. “bakhtiari has done quite well” LOL. 2018, 0-2 against Bears, 0-2 against Vikings, 1-1 against the Lions.

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    Let’s take a look at that, shall we?

    In that game Mack had 2 tackles total, one of them being a 5 yard sack on Rodgers. Rodgers was sacked one other time, for 9 yards, bringing the totals to 2 sacks for 14 yards and the Packers went on to win by a score of 30-20.

    So Mack didn’t have a huge game and it looks like none of his teammates had a huge game due to Mack being overly disruptive. He/they didn’t have a bad game, mind you; he/they had a very average game. I’ll take that every time.

  89. In what world does letting your Defensive Player of Year leave your team because of money a good move? Two #1’s for All-Pro game changing d-lineman under the age of 28 is a bad move for the Bears…are you high man? The idea that the Raiders or Bears of drafting a Khalil Mack in the next two drafts is laughable. Dumb. The Bears did something smart for a change.

  90. Loved him as a raider, character dude for sure. Won’t have the same kind of impact though now as he will already have the money. Imagine how bad Mack will want to get back on the field after only two downs of rest and sn interception…

    This HAD to be something that the OAK D.C. Guenther said he could do without.

    Moving on.

  91. Chuckie has sunk to a new low. Maybe he’ll bring back Russell as starting QB and trade Carr as well. He’s given up on the whole team before the 1st snap. Reggie and Mark are to blame for this for not stopping him. Big Al is turning over in his grave with this trade. No players on the Raiders will respect Gruden now, they won’t play to their potential and will just go thru the motions. WTH is wrong with the front office to let this happen?

  92. See ya, Junior!

    Jumps ship from a buoyant .500 team to a sinking .300 team. I dunno, when shopping losing teams for a new home, Vegas just seems better than cold COLD ‘cago…

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