Raiders send star pass rusher Mack to Bears in trade

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Sports - By Josh Dubow As­so­ci­ated Press

Raiders trade All-Pro de­fen­sive end Khalil Mack to Bears.

The Chicago Bears have ac­quired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a mas­sive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oak­land.

Mack held out for the en­tire off­sea­son and pre­sea­son, seek­ing a new, long-term con­tract rather than play un­der the fi­nal year of his rookie deal that would have earned him $13.8 mil­lion. Raiders coach Jon Gru­den, in his big­gest move since re­turn­ing to the side­line from the broad­cast booth, ac­com­mo­dated the 27-year-old Mack on Saturday.

A per­son with di­rect knowl­edge of the trade told The As­so­ci­ated Press that Oak­land will get firstround se­lec­tions in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a thir­drounder in 2020. Oak­land also in­cluded its sec­on­dround se­lec­tion in 2020. The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the trade had not been an­nounced.

No de­tails of a new con­tract were im­me­di­ately avail­able. ESPN first re­ported the trade.

The fifth over­all se­lec­tion

Since en­ter­ing the league, Mack leads all play­ers with 185 1/2 quar­ter­back pres­sures.

in the 2014 draft, Mack is a two-time Al­lPro and the 2016 NFL De­fen­sive Player of the Year. Mack has played in every game for Oak­land the past four sea­sons, with 231 pri­mary tack­les, 40 1-2 sacks, and nine forced fum­bles.

Since en­ter­ing the league, Mack leads all play­ers with 185 1⁄2 quar­ter­back pres­sures and ranks sec­ond with 68 tack­les for loss, ac­cord­ing to SportRadar. He is one of the most ver­sa­tile de­fend­ers in the NFL and joins a Bears team lack­ing in star power.

Rams de­fen­sive tackle Aaron Don­ald, the 2017 De­fen­sive Player of the Year, signed a six-year, $135 mil­lion deal Fri­day, with $87 mil­lion guar­an­teed, that made him the high­est-paid de­fen­sive player in league his­tory.

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