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Report: Oakland Raiders trading Khalil Mack to Chicago Bears

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Not even 12 hours after reports surfaced that the Oakland Raiders were very much engaged in trade talks with several teams to offload Khalil Mack, it looks as if they’ve found their trading partner to end the holdout saga.

Adam Schefter broke the news on Saturday morning that the plan is in place for the Raiders to trade their pass rushing stud to the Chicago Bears. Ian Rapoport added that Oakland is going to get at least two first-round picks as part of the deal, so their asking price was met.

This is obviously a huge blow to the Raiders defense, which was already bad to begin with. Former Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin is among those who is completely stunned.

As for the Bears, if this trade gets processed, this will move Mack, who has racked up 36.5 sacks over the past three seasons, to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense. You may be surprised to know that the Bears were right behind the Seahawks in DVOA ranking last year.

The Seahawks are scheduled to play the Raiders in London this October, but they also have the Bears on Monday night in Week 2, so the Seahawks are going to wind up facing Mack a lot earlier than expected.

Update: Full details on the trade.

Update #2: Khalil Mack got PAID.