As the football-following world watches and waits for Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb to move to a new team, a trade could soon be occurring in Philly — but not involving McNabb.
Clark Judge of CBSSports.com reports that the Eagles are close to sending cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Chris Gocong to the Browns, either for a draft pick and a player or two draft picks and a backup.
Per Judge, the deal hinges on Brown getting a new contract. Judge also says the deal was expected to be completed by now.
Gocong, a restricted free agent, recently signed his tender offer, making him eligible to be dealt. Brown has wanted a new contract, ever since the team extended cornerback Joselio Hanson, if not earlier.