Browns restructure Sheldon Brown's contract

This morning the Cleveland Browns acquired Sheldon Brown in a trade with the Eagles. This afternoon the club made sure its new cornerback would be a happy camper.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Brown has already restructured his contract with the Browns.

The new deal doesn’t give Brown any more money than he was already scheduled to get paid, but it converted a some of the money Brown had remaining on the final three years of his deal and turned it into guaranteed money that will be paid right now as a signing bonus. The Browns also added incentives to Brown’s new contract.

The 31-year-old Brown started all 16 games for the Eagles in 2009 and has started every game except one over the last six seasons. He’s expected to be a starter in Cleveland as well.

22 responses to “Browns restructure Sheldon Brown's contract

  1. I posted here this morning, BEFORE the deal was consummated and announced, that’s exactly what would happen.

  2. Sweet! Kudos to Heckert and Holmgren on getting this done.
    What is next? HAVE to get Sims from Seattle, or sign Flozell Adams moving Pashos to Guard.
    Move Brown to FS and sign Richard Marshall’s tender. OR, bring in Hamlin and/or Sharper. Need Safety, RG or RT, and WR. Would love to see them address these needs with productive vets so that we can see them go BPA in the draft!

  3. Thanks for the class, leadership, work ethic, professionalism, and most of all heart Sheldon Brown. I know I speak for alot of fans when I say you will be missed.
    Way to go Browns great trade. I don’t know much about A.Hall, but S.Brown is one of the more underrated players in the league, and Gocong if used right could be a beast. Never understood why the Eagles drafted him ,a pass rusher and tried to make him cover. I think if Cleveland uses Gocong right he might reach good sack numbers and rushes on the QB.

  4. “The new deal doesn’t give Brown any more money than he was already scheduled to get paid, but it converted a some of the money ”
    some of the money? That would either have to be sum , or you need to get drop the article, and add a few words at the end, Don’t you people need English degrees?!? BOOOOO!

  5. Sheldon was a class act, good worker, good for the team.. but I do think that not having Dawkins back there this yr kinda exposed Sheldon, Miles Austin burned him a few times. he could be just getting slower too.

  6. Solid trade!!! The Browns secondary just got a big shot in the arm, and Gocong should be in the mix at LB. Alex Hall has some potential, but to only give up a 4th and 5th round pick makes this a borderline steal for the Browns.

  7. Eagles didn’t really win on this but didn’t loose either. I think this was a favor from Reid to old GM Tom Heckert

  8. 31 year old corner+who didn’t miss a game last year+is getting paid+on a perpetual rebuilding team=
    won’t play much after getting hurt (sorta)sometime in the preseason and then will develop a staph infection which will keep him out for even longer.
    That’s just how it is in Cleveland…

  9. It’s a deep draft. Shoulda kept the picks. Hope his hamstrings last the whole season lol!

  10. The reason Gocong never panned out is the Eagles don’t value the LB position. I even talked to a sportstalk guy who spoke with a former Eagles linebacker who confirmed it. Eagles finally realized the value in good receivers, maybe one day they will value all positions on the football field.

  11. Good Luck to Sheldon Brown, we’ll miss your big hits and all around consistency. All-Pro? Maybe not, but a rock solid all around player who loves to tackle!

  12. lets keep it going cleveland. i would have liked to get lito from the eagles maybe but im happy with brown. not to familiar with the lb we got but they say he can start for us this year.lets keep making moves.. is hamlin next??

  13. Sheldon could have played on the Buddy Ryan defenses. That is the highest compliment I can give a player on this squad.

  14. I don’t say much negative about the Eagles, their trades, or their decisions from the front office. However, this was a bad move. Brown is a solid corner who could have been made into a safety in a year or two. Gocong will excel in a 3-4 defense, he just wasn’t cut out for a 4-3. Good trade for Cleveland. I wish Cleveland would have accepted Asante instead of Sheldon!
    Best of Luck S.B.!

  15. Another leader gone from the Birds…I personally like Sheldon over Asante “Mr. Softy” Samuel as an all around corner…I hope Ellis Hobbs can bring it every game like Shell did…SMH at the birds offseason.

  16. In a related story, the Eagles found a new starting corner under a roll of Andy flab.
    The subsequent press conference led to such frases as “lets see what he can do” and (on where he found him) “hey, I’m not going to get into all that”

  17. I do not know what the Eagles saw in this trade. Two later picks? And a back up line backer? And we all know that they will just end up cutting Hall at the end of the season. I love Philly but sometimes i just don’t understand what they are thinking in their heads. Wish they were a little more talkative on their plans. I do think now that Brown is done in Philly that Eagles will go out and make a huge trade for a good CB and I think the trade will involve McNabb and now that they have so many draft picks that they will give some of those up too.
    B the Philly Guy

  18. Will the national media and eagles haters blame this move on the philly fan base as well? Will we see article after article about poor sheldon brown, he never got the respect from the philly fans he deserved. how could the eagles have treated sheldon brown like this? Nope, we wont hear friggin peep. Why?..because rush limbaugh never publicly ripped sheldon brown. Ever since his comments on mcnabb, the national media has buried themselves up donovans corn hole. Any criticism is dismissed as poor donovan being disrespected by the evil ungrateful philly fan base. By the way, sheldon brown was a fan favorite here, a beloved player. Thanks Sheldon, good luck in Cleveland

  19. This trade proves that the Eagles will trade Mcnabb to the Raiders for Asomgha (I guess that’s right). Kolb and Vick will duel for the starting job, Vick Wins, Kolb leaves after season, Eagles trade for Derek Anderson or Matt Lineart and have back to back to back to back 5-11 seasons. Reid is fired. Gets hired as the Raiders Coach and wins a SB with Mcnabb in his final year. Eagles hire Martz as coach and finish 2-14.
    35 years is a long time to follow a team and to see the team blown up on purpose sucks big time.

  20. # buckifan4life says: April 2, 2010 5:42 PM
    31 year old corner+who didn’t miss a game last year+is getting paid+on a perpetual rebuilding team=
    won’t play much after getting hurt (sorta)sometime in the preseason and then will develop a staph infection which will keep him out for even longer.
    That’s just how it is in Cleveland…
    Sadly.. I agree with this…

  21. This trade proves that the Eagles will trade Mcnabb to the Raiders for Asomgha (I guess that’s right). Kolb and Vick will duel for the starting job, Vick Wins, Kolb leaves after season, Eagles trade for Derek Anderson or Matt Lineart and have back to back to back to back 5-11 seasons. Reid is fired. Gets hired as the Raiders Coach and wins a SB with Mcnabb in his final year. Eagles hire Martz as coach and finish 2-14.
    35 years is a long time to follow a team and to see the team blown up on purpose sucks big time.
    *Sadly, I feel your pain brother!

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