Monday, March 8, 2010

The Reggie Brown era is finally over

Finally! After years of dwindling production but a big salary cap hit, the Eagles have rid themselves of Reggie Brown, trading him to the Bucs for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick. Early speculation is that the pick will be in the 6th round but it might change depending on what kind of production Tampa gets from Brown.

No matter what the compensation, getting Brown off the Eagles was a long time coming. After a great start to his career in 2005, Brown peaked in 2007 when he had 61 catches for 780 yards. Brown then quickly slid down the depth chart due to injuries and ineffectiveness and found himself catching only 9 passes last season in very limited playing time.

The Eagles now have four receivers on the roster: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and Kevin Curtis. There is some talk that Curtis may be the next to go but that would leave the Birds awfully thin at wideout. I bet the Eagles wish they could have held on to Brandon Gibson just a little longer, 2010 could have been his season to emerge.

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