Bears to acquire Raiders superstar Khalil Mack in trade

Could Raiders WR Martavis Bryant start in Week 1

Could Raiders WR Martavis Bryant start in Week 1

Multiple NFL insiders reported that the team is open to trading their star pass rusher, and one specifically mentioned the Bears are interested.

And with the news that Aaron Donald has now set a new benchmark for richest contract in National Football League history for a defender (details here), many have wondered if Oakland would be even more motivated to try and move Mack in a trade. In eight Chiefs-Raiders games, Mack had 5.5 sacks and nine QB hits against Nagy's offenses. He was the NFL's defensive player of the year in 2016. With Gruden open to dealing Mack, there was no way Davis was going to veto him after giving him $100 million to coach the team.

Mack would be an outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's defense, which ranked 10th a year ago in yards allowed and ninth in points.

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The Bears are expected to sign Mack to a new contract that eclipses the six-year, $135-million extension defensive tackle Aaron Donald signed with the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, Rapoport reports. We've got to get a better pass rush, we've got to play better defense, period.

While the deal seems like a virtual certainty at this point, there still are some details to work out.

The star outside linebacker, who has been holding out throughout training camp, with the regular season starting in a week, is being traded from Oakland to Chicago.

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