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The Philadelphia Eagles acquired wide receiver from the Tennessee Titans AJ Brown in a draft-day deal and immediately awarded him a four-year, $100 million extension per ESPN’s Adam Shifter.
Shortly after the news broke, Brown posted a since-deleted tweet addressing Titans fans, according to Paul Koharsky of OutKick 360.
Brown played for Tennessee for three seasons and scored 63 goals for 869 yards and five touchdowns last year.
Brown later sent a follow-up tweet to fan Titans:
As far as why Brown is out of town, Titans general manager John Robinson gave an explanation in his post-tour press conference:
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John Robinson on negotiating with AJ Brown: There were a lot of circumstances and ideas that went into it. The guys in free agency compensated us but I came back to the gap we had to bridge which was so far away that we had to make any progress. #Titans
Brown has had one year to enter the rookie deal this season. Now he’s getting a fat nine-figure contract on a massive scale at Davante Adams in the Las Vegas Raiders and Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill.
The Eagles’ big victory is a tough loss for the Titans, though they added reinforcements by selecting the Arkansas’s Trillon Burkes wide with the 18th pick obtained from the Eagles. They also have public pick #35 and can dive twice as wide if they so choose.