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.