Eagles trade Reggie Brown to Buccaneersby Eric Schwartz
One of the bigger busts in the Andy Reid era is leaving town.
The Eagles traded Reggie Brown to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick.
Brown never quite found a home with the Eagles, bouncing between roles as high as their No. 1 receiver, to as low as their No. 5. Some weeks he wasn’t even activated.
The Eagles selected Brown with their 35th pick of the 2005 draft, a move that excited the teams fan base. The Birds had spent little attention to their receiving core in years previous and this was a move that looked to change that.
Outside of 2006, when Brown made 61 catches, Brown was never used as more than a last option. Last year he caught just nine balls and became a forgotten man.
In Tamps brown will be given an opportunity. What he does with it is anyone’s guess. The Bucs are thin and receiver after allowing Antonio Bryant to become a free agent. Maybe Brown will relocate the talent that made him a second round pick. Maybe he won’t.
One thing most Eagles seem to agree on is that Browns absence will not affect the Eagles moving forward.