Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Mar 2010

Eagles Deal Reggie Brown To Bucs

The Buccaneers have acquired Reggie Brown from the Eagles for a sixth-round pick.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 09 Mar 2010

21 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2010, 4:22am by sports-veronica

Comments

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by Danish Denver-Fan :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 11:36am

is he really worth a pick? I mean 27 receptions the last two seasons.

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by DM (not verified) :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 11:40am

A year too late--I would have like to seen them keep Brandon Gibson instead--but I'll take it.

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by mjb :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:01pm

And the Eagles resigned Jason Avant to a 5 year deal yesterday too.

Just so everyone knows the natural progression is Eagles trade QB-A.J. Feeley to the Dolphins for a 2nd round draft pick (35 over all) in 2005. That draft pick is then used to select Reggie Brown. Who is now been traded for a 6th round draft pick (not sure what pick over all because compensatory picks have not been awarded yet).

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by commissionerleaf :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:04pm

On the other hand, A.J. Feeley wasn't worth a 6th round pick in the first place. So where's the loss?

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by Dean :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:28pm

Never get between an Eagles fan and irrational criticism of their management.

Fact: Reggie Brown was at one point a very promising, up and coming receiver.

Also fact: He just never took "that next step."

They traded Feeley for a 2nd round pick, used the pick on a guy who gave them 5 years and 45 starts. Then turned that player into another draft pick. The fact that the pick could somehow depreciate over the 5 years they used the asset must be conveiently ignored.

You would think that Eagles fans would be rejoicing that he's gone and stunned in amazement that they got anything at all in return for him. Instead, they'll use it as another excuse to blast management. As if that axe they're grinding isn't already sharp enough yet.

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by ohearn :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:44pm

They also signed AJ Feeley out of free agency a year or two after trading him for that 2nd round pick. Ha!

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by Dean :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:49pm

Yep. And now Feeley is on the Rams, who are trying to be Eagles-Lite, but without Donovan, and Feeley gets to be their Doug Pederson.

I actually am rooting for him. I'd love to see him make the most of the chance and turn into the next Rich Gannon and have a successful second act to a career that never really took off. But I'm not holding my breath.

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by DM (not verified) :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:54pm

Uh, look around. Two people here are rejoicing, only one is blasting management.

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by Dean :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 1:25pm

Sorry. That was a generalization. I wasn't referring exclusively to the internet, or this site.

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by mjb :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 9:24pm

At what point did I rip the Eagles management? That is unless you want me to rip their management for resigning Reggie Brown too early into his career making it impossible to cut or trade him because of the potential cap hit. Besides it is difficult to get too excited about a 6th round pick, but to get anything for Brown is a coup.

Oh, and to extend the natural progression for this newly acquired pick: A.J. Feeley was a drafted in the 5th round of 2001 (155 over-all), and now the Eagles get a 6th round pick in 2010 for that pick. And the Birds still made out in the deal.

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:08pm

Gosh, this just totally fixes all of Tampa's WR issues. Between Brown, Clayton, Stovall, and Stroughter, the Bucs have a fine, fine collection of #3 WRs.

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by KarlFA :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:20pm

That's even worse than the Dolphins' WR lineup. The state of Florida is not repping very hard in the WR department. Good thing Dez Bryant will be house-shopping in So Fla come May.

Karl, Miami

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by Theo :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 3:34pm

That's still better than the Browns receiving corpse, which has 2 QBs and a safety.

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by DavidL :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:11pm

I still don't believe they got a pick for him. It's like Christmas!

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by Dean :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 12:39pm

Part of me wonders if Reggie Brown might end up being a guy who ends up completely rejuvinated in a new setting. Then I remember that it's Reggie Brown.

Oh, and I've been needling the Atlanta fans lately about their whining that so-and-so gets an Extra Point, but not their team. Now that Reggie Brown graces XPs, they're going to be even more pissed!

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by Matt Bowyer :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 1:41pm

Pshh. I think we Redskins fans have a lot more reason to be annoyed. Where's our XP:

"All Quiet In Washington, More On This As It Develops"

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by Arson55 :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 3:14pm

I don't know, I think it's pretty awkward that apparently a complete spare like Reggie Brown gets a mention, but a signing of a starting cornerback who's getting more than 25 million guaranteed doesn't warrant anything.

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by Still Alive (not verified) :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 5:43pm

I am pretty sure this probably has to do with how busy/bored the posters are.

You know some days I read most of the NY Times. Other days where I would really like to read it I don't read it at all.

I hope you have figured out the FO isn't quite a professionally run big-business website.

It is still most run as a amateur one would be without much dedicated staff and replacements for when they are away et cetera.

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by Venger :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 5:42pm

"Never get between an Eagles fan and irrational criticism of their management.

Fact: Reggie Brown was at one point a very promising, up and coming receiver.

Also fact: He just never took "that next step."

They traded Feeley for a 2nd round pick, used the pick on a guy who gave them 5 years and 45 starts. Then turned that player into another draft pick. The fact that the pick could somehow depreciate over the 5 years they used the asset must be conveiently ignored.

You would think that Eagles fans would be rejoicing that he's gone and stunned in amazement that they got anything at all in return for him. Instead, they'll use it as another excuse to blast management. As if that axe they're grinding isn't already sharp enough yet."

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I can't blame you for not knowing this, but Reggie Brown was widely considered to be a jinx among certain circles.. Eagles fans tend to remember him as being the one who put his helmet into Stewart Bradley's knee, thus ending the Eagles' season before it ever began. The decent campaign he had in 2006 was a black hole for other reasons (8-8), so it tends to get ignored. And the last two seasons were sadly sad, as mentioned.

Personally, I'm just glad they got anything for him. But I'm even happier to see him gone.

Of course, this means the Eagles depth at WR is ridiculously limited. IIRC, the only wideouts on the roster now are DJax, Maclin, Avant, and Kevin Curtis (who will probably be cut). I wonder what their plan is to address this...

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by HostileGospel :: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 7:37pm

Worth noting that this is a sixth-rounder next year, not this year. Nice that they got something for him- it's not that he was a bad player per se, but he was distinctly overpaid for the role he was filling as of late.

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