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Eagles trade Brodrick Bunkley to Browns for fifth-round pick

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Just when it looked like the Philadelphia Eagles were doing nothing but spending to bolster their defense for a title run this year, they’ve traded away a member of their defense for a future draft pick.

Philadelphia has traded defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley to Cleveland for the Browns’ fifth-round pick in 2012.

Bunkley was the Eagles’ first-round draft pick, No. 14 overall, in 2006. Although he showed flashes of the talent the Eagles saw in him coming out of Florida State, he never became quite the player he was expected to become. Last year Bunkley played through an elbow injury for most of the season and appeared in 14 games, starting five.

Today’s acquisition of free agent defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins made Bunkley expendable, and he’ll compete for a starting spot in Cleveland.

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38 Responses to “Eagles trade Brodrick Bunkley to Browns for fifth-round pick”
  1. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 5:26 PM

    Nice way to convert a first round pick to a 5th round pick! And people wonder why the Eagles have to bring in so many free agents…

    Can’t coach ‘em up? Poach ‘em up.

  2. cured76 says: Jul 30, 2011 5:27 PM

    Guess that means Patterson stays. This wasn’t unexpected…is this $1.9M off the cap for us this year? Time to drop Hanson and probably Parker next (and possibly even Tapp) and rustle up that cash for Tulloch then extend Desean but have that money kick in next year not this one. Then we’d be ready to terrorize the NFL.

  3. terrellblowens says: Jul 30, 2011 5:27 PM

    He was too small to make a big impact and he didn’t do well in the Eagles’ gap control scheme. I thought maybe Washburn could help him take off. Guess he didn’t like what he saw. Good luck Bunk, you had some good moments for us

  4. bigbadjohneaglesnm says: Jul 30, 2011 5:30 PM

    Melonhead you know why we sign free agents like crazy?? BECAUSE WE CAN!! cry all u want, eagles have the same cap yer team got!!

  5. fonetiklee says: Jul 30, 2011 5:33 PM

    Oh melonnhead… keep on trolling pal.

    Not surprised by this move at all.

  6. dcbassguy says: Jul 30, 2011 5:33 PM

    @ melonhead……

    Whaa….. Whaaa…..

    You’ll get over it.

  7. flybirdsfly says: Jul 30, 2011 5:33 PM

    melonnhead says:
    Jul 30, 2011 5:26 PM
    Nice way to convert a first round pick to a 5th round pick! And people wonder why the Eagles have to bring in so many free agents…

    Can’t coach ‘em up? Poach ‘em up
    ——————————————

    You know, because we’ve done such a cruddy job of building up players like: McNabb, Westbrook, Dawkins, Trent Cole, Quintin Mikell, Sheldon Brown, Kolb and the list goes on. Yea, none of them ever worked out for us…. Back to the old drawing board.

  8. fonetiklee says: Jul 30, 2011 5:35 PM

    BTW, melonnhead, in the first round of the 2006 draft, 4 spots after Bunkley was drafted, your Cowboys picked Bobby Carpenter. LOL.

  9. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 30, 2011 5:35 PM

    The Philadelphia Eagles have demolished this free agency period. Great job, they are going all in for it this year.

  10. daudi88 says: Jul 30, 2011 5:35 PM

    I thought he would be better in Washburn’s wide 9 scheme getting up the field, but I guess Washburn didn’t like what he saw in person…

  11. jpennjr says: Jul 30, 2011 5:36 PM

    “Nice way to convert a first round pick to a 5th round pick! And people wonder why the Eagles have to bring in so many free agents…

    Can’t coach ‘em up? Poach ‘em up.”

    What about DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek, Jason Avant, Jamaal Jackson, Todd Herremans, Danny Watkins, and Winston Justice. All starters drafted by the Eagles and that’s just on offense. It doesn’t include Trent Cole, Mike Patterson, Nate Allen and the other starters on defense.

    Just plain stupid

  12. listenupcupcake says: Jul 30, 2011 5:37 PM

    melonnhead – well named! The typo in your own name is just icing on the cake.

    Agree with t’blowens @ Bunk. This also means the Iggs are not done yet. Still need LB, S, OL, and something for DJax/Plax.

  13. jdhel8 says: Jul 30, 2011 5:38 PM

    ESPN Mort said it clears 8M off the cap this year. Plax just bought a ticket to Philly.

  14. jimmytwotimes says: Jul 30, 2011 5:40 PM

    This is the kind of praise the EIGGLES get,, use 14th pick overall for Bunkley flop and get no heat for pick,, but get undrafted free agent in return a few years later and they are anointed genius’s ,,,don’t get it !

  15. eaglesdynasty says: Jul 30, 2011 5:40 PM

    tom heckert worked out a nice deal here for the Browns.

    Bunkley was never a good fit in the two-gap scheme but if hes allowed to attack from the under tackle position he could at least be a quality starter.

    good move Browns and good luck t0 ya Bunk….no hard feelings!

  16. meatball13 says: Jul 30, 2011 5:44 PM

    I think Vox died and came back as melonnhead.

  17. dontouchmyjunk says: Jul 30, 2011 5:48 PM

    Well now we know who wanted to draft Bunkley in the first place. Back in 2006, the Eagles were on record as preferring Bunkley over Ngata. Tom Heckert must be crazy.

  18. snnyjcbs says: Jul 30, 2011 5:54 PM

    The NFL is littered with Teams trying to bring in a bunch of Free Agents from Teams running different schemes. There is always the Hoopla from the Media and Fans until the games begin, then comes the Tears.

    In this shortened off season bringing in a bunch of players that never played together and hoping they will all play like they did for their Team they came from is a Pipe Dream.

    It happens year after year and then the New England Coach picks the Busts up for a song bringing in a manageable 1 or 2 and wins games. My guess is that Philly will not play up to what they did last year. There is a reason they are still shopping for a Trophy Case Decade in and Decade out.

  19. jw731 says: Jul 30, 2011 5:55 PM

    I wonder if melonnheads f5 button is worn out, refreshing every 15 seconds looking for that next Eagles article to troll…..Vox 2.0

  20. jpennjr says: Jul 30, 2011 5:59 PM

    jimmytwotimes says:
    Jul 30, 2011 5:40 PM
    This is the kind of praise the EIGGLES get,, use 14th pick overall for Bunkley flop and get no heat for pick,, but get undrafted free agent in return a few years later and they are anointed genius’s ,,,don’t get it !

    No, they are geniuses because they realized a mistake and then corrected it by getting the best offer they could for him after already trading for his replacement.

    As opposed to the Redskins who paid Haynesworth $21 million bonus last year after they new he was a mistake, just out of spite.

  21. The Shoeman says: Jul 30, 2011 6:05 PM

    melonnhead

    wait for it . . . .

    AMERICAS TEAM

    E – A – G – L – E – S !

  22. rickycubane says: Jul 30, 2011 6:08 PM

    sucks he didnt work out.. eagles just cant draft decent DT’s Patterson is only a little better then Bunk.. thank god Cullen Jenkins is on his way

  23. worldatlarge1 says: Jul 30, 2011 6:16 PM

    This is the kind of praise the EIGGLES get,, use 14th pick overall for Bunkley flop and get no heat for pick,, but get undrafted free agent in return a few years later and they are anointed genius’s ,,,don’t get it !

    ==================

    Commas are not Periods, my good man.

    Period = .

    Comma = ,

    Learn the difference, it could save your life one day.

  24. We'reFineThere says: Jul 30, 2011 6:24 PM

    Mike Patterson’s 10 year $1o million dollars might be the most appropriate contract in football.

  25. The Shoeman says: Jul 30, 2011 6:31 PM

    these fans living in the 90′s w Cowboy Super Bowls,
    don’t even realize since their GM took over,,,they have NEVER won anything.

    Good coaches win … that’s what the Eagles have.

    So ,,go ahead and pop in that VHS tape of the 1990′s into that dusty VCR ,and relive it over …

    because since you can’t see … you haven’t done anything in 15 years ,the blindness is is so loud, it’s deafening.

    More cleared cap-room ..

    Howie is on a search-and-destroy mission.
    get used to it … he is going to be here a long time.

  26. greengob1in says: Jul 30, 2011 6:31 PM

    Melonhead is just mad because he has to watch the Eagles sign all these nasty deals while his team is in cap hell. Yeah i see the Boys did an excellent job of coaching up Tony Romo…LOL

  27. cleverbob says: Jul 30, 2011 6:32 PM

    Let’s not forget that the Eagles just turned a #2 pick into a Pro Bowl CB plus a #2.

  28. spartytime says: Jul 30, 2011 7:02 PM

    Let’s not forget that the Eagles just turned a #2 pick into a Pro Bowl CB plus a #2.

    ____________________________________

    It still doesn’t beat the pats turning moss into a no.3 pick or getting haynesworth and ocho for a no.5 and no.6 (im not a pats fan)

  29. slickster35 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:10 PM

    I see a lot of bragging from a fanbase of a team that hasn’t won anything in the Super Bowl era.

    I’ve watched MUCH better Eagle teams than this one disappoint in the playoffs. I’d stay pretty humble if Vick was my QB. Just sayin…

  30. jimmytwotimes says: Jul 30, 2011 7:32 PM

    The FOLD standard !

  31. rodericksilva says: Jul 30, 2011 7:38 PM

    Besides all of the draft picks on the offensive side..Don’t forget the QB coaching too.

    First rounder for Feely.
    First rounder and RD Cromartie for Kolb.

    Next year we will probably get a first rounder for either Vince or Kafka.

  32. rodericksilva says: Jul 30, 2011 7:40 PM

    Eagles fans,

    Be patient. All these non-Eagles fans are on this page because their team pages have no activity.

  33. brownsfan123 says: Jul 30, 2011 8:37 PM

    Let’s go browns nice move guys

  34. seabreezes51 says: Jul 30, 2011 8:40 PM

    Eagles, so far, so good.
    Get a linebacker, and a punter…….

    And Vonta Leach :)

  35. jimmytwotimes says: Jul 30, 2011 8:43 PM

    Our teams went out of business they have no players left the the eiggles signed the whole nfl !

  36. macjacmccoy says: Jul 31, 2011 12:01 AM

    He actually became expendable at the end of the 09 season. Thats when the Eagles got Anthony Dixon. He came in an out played Bunkley and took a lot of playing time away from him. Then going into last year he beat Bunkley out and even though he would start games Dixon would come in in a rotation but would end up getting the majority of the snaps. Even before Bunkley injured his shoulder.

    Bunkley did show flashes of a potential pro bowl caliber player in the beginning of his career when Jim Johnson was the DC. Once he passed away it seemed Bunkley hit a wall and eventual regressed. I still think he has ability although he is under sized. I believe he could have gotten back to his old self under Jim Washburn but I think it was just time for him to move on and get a fresh start.

    It is a good trade for both teams. The Eagles make room for Jenkins who fits Washburns system better and is an upgrade over Bunkley who salary for this season is about the same as what Jenkins will be making. While the Browns get a quality starting caliber player who can still get better for a 5th round pick.

    Im Liking It.

  37. nickynick04 says: Jul 31, 2011 7:35 AM

    How can the NO SUPER BOWL win Eagle fans shoot their mouths with the fact that the team is showing they cannot draft Super Bowl winning players, so go poach them.
    They need to beat the Packers to go to the Super Bowl, & it ll be rough with the Packer’s cast offs….GB did’nt let Jenjins go because his talent was on the up swing

  38. oldbyrd says: Jul 31, 2011 4:44 PM

    I ll be honest with you all. As an Eagles fan for more years than i wish to admit, Bunkley was a surprise flop. He looked good at the time. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. Jenkins is the same size so …..I venture to say….its all in his heart.

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