Eagles Trade Bryce Brown To Bills

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The Eagles have traded RB Bryce Brown to the Bills, the team announced.

CSN Philly’s Geoff Mosher was first with the report.




The two teams swapped seventh-round picks. The Eagles now get No. 224, and the Bills get No. 237.

The Eagles also get the conditional pick that the 49ers sent the Bills in the Stevie Johnson trade. Based on how Johnson performs, the Eagles will get one of the following:

* A fourth-rounder in 2015.
* A third-rounder in 2016.
* A fourth-rounder in 2016.

Brown was a seventh-round pick in 2012. He had an impressive rookie season, rushing 115 times for 564 yards and averaging 4.9 yards per carry. But he struggled in 2013. Overall, Brown ran 75 times for 314 yards last season, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. But a big chunk of those yards came in one game against the Bears where Brown ran nine times for 115 yards. Take that game away, and he averaged 3.0 YPC.

Looking at the depth chart, the Eagles' primary backups for LeSean McCoy are Chris Polk and Darren Sproles.

But Sproles only ran the ball 53 times last season. The Eagles could look to draft a running back later today.

We'll have names of guys to watch soon.

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  • Sean

    How does the conditional pick work?

    • PaoliBulldog

      It’s based on SJ’s performance in the 2014 season but I haven’t seen the conditions. Those picks are usually tied to catches, yardage, TDs, etc., either in absolute numbers or relative to the league as a whole. Basically we’re rooting for him to be the only healthy WR on the SF roster and lead the league in every conceivable category. The better he plays, the better the pick in 2015.

  • yat

    pretty good haul for Bryce, didn’t think he’d fetch anywhere near that. let’s go get DAT now (since Chip apparently doesn’t believe in drafting defensive difference-makers)

  • Philly0312

    Guessing we are getting DAT in next pick

    • Stuart Philp

      Nnnnope

      • Philly0312

        Haha good enough. I’m sure they can find a rb in the 7th or fa. Maybe we go D again. Couple players on d I love still there

        • Brazilnut

          Its not as if we’re hurting for a RB.

          • Philly0312

            I’m looking 1 or 2 years down the road. Sprole’s is old. We run a lot and need someone to take touches from mccoy. We might be fine….but I’d be amazed it we don’t bring in 2 to 3 rbs as fa. Maybe one a 7th rounder

          • Brazilnut

            I like Chris Polk a lot more than you seem to. A RB of the future wouldn’t be a bad idea, and I agree that we’ll probably grab a free free agents. I just think that Chip obviously likes Polk more than he lets on.

          • Philly0312

            I love polk…but with our offense we need 3 rbs

          • Brazilnut

            Debatable on how much you really need from the 3rd RB. No rush to grab one now with Sproles and Polk.

  • Joe Thomas

    Lets trade Graham now and jump up and get another corner. We went 0 for 1 on corners last year, jump up and take Desir, and corner and saftey will be set

    • Joe Thomas

      Or not

    • PaoliBulldog

      I still don’t think the Eagles are getting Jordan from the Phish as part of a Graham deal. But Graham plainly does not have a significant role in BD’s defense, so they may as well get something for him. He’s got some skills.

    • Maggie

      Desir is already gone.

  • Dominik

    So, is it now ‘Go Stevie Go’ or ‘Stevie, you suck’? I want 4th next year or 3 in 2016. 4th 2016 would suck, compared to the other two.

    On the plus side, great value. Chapeau, Mr Roseman.

    • Joe Thomas

      We gotta vote stevie into the Probowl

  • Joe Thomas

    Andy took Chips boy, but Im sure Chip aint concerned.

  • addicted2mula

    Noooo damn AR got Thomas

  • JAMIN67

    If we look for another RB, keep an eye on Tyler Gaffney out of Stanford. Might be a nice replacement for Brown.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Desir to Browns.

    • Richard Colton

      Browns are having a nice draft – if you think Manzeil will be a star. Clearly they are sticking to their board.

      • PaoliBulldog

        I’m really impressed with Cleveland’s moves, starting with fleecing Ryan Grigson out of a first rounder. I *don’t* think Manziel will be a star, but the Browns are doing their best to let him be one.

        OTOH — they forgot to scheme for the Josh Gordon bonehead contingency.

        • Richard Colton

          Cleveland fans haven’t been this excited about a draft since they got Joe Thomas and Brady Quinn in the same draft.

          • PaoliBulldog

            Ah yes. We all saw the unhappy outcome of that one.

        • John E. Zang

          I see your point but I still firmly believe Manziel is an unlilkable guy behind the curtain, and simply has way too many flaws to be a winning qb in this league. Poor character mixed with bad mechanics and fundamentals don’t mix well. He’ll have a couple exciting games and blow a bunch more while getting his butt kicked.

      • Johnny Domino

        As are the Bills and Texans to my mind.

        Some new thinking keeps the league fresh.

  • PaoliBulldog

    OL definitely needs some attention at some point. Unless Bamiro & Kelly are ready to bust out, there’s a lot of greybeards who are gonna need Geritol smoothies this fall.

    • Richard Colton

      Yankey and Steen both left – surprising this late. B/C both imo could start at G year one if Todd or Evan went down.

      • Dominik

        If Mathis or Todd would go down there’s Barbre, a very good back-up imho. OL would be about the future.

      • Maggie

        Yankey gone about half an hour after your post.

    • Dominik

      I guess you don’t have to worry about O-Line with Chip. He values that position. I think it would be a good sign if we don’t pick one, because it would mean that Bamiro and Kelly showed some progress.

      • PaoliBulldog

        And guard is a position that is kind to low round picks and UDFAs.

  • John E. Zang

    Anyone draft that LB from Montana yet?

    • Richard Colton

      Tripp still available

  • Nailed it!

    Pierre from BC gone….

  • myeaglescantwin

    Took a diva CB and got a 7th,,, got lightening in a bottle, but that bottle fumbles.
    took them fumbles and transformed them into potentially a 3rd round pick… i can dig.

  • JAMIN67

    Very interested to see what we do at the top of Round 5….

  • B-West

    Anybody know the performance stipulations for Stevie in San Fran? I’ve seen the jokes about voting him into the pro bowl, but that’s about it. Any details?

    • PaoliBulldog

      Haven’t seen any specifics.

  • JofreyRice

    I like the Hart pickup. Could be a nice player. I hope Vinny Curry has a place in this DE rotation, somewhere.

    • Clamdigger

      I wonder if they don’t look to trade Cox at some point. He really needs to be a 1-gapper.

      • JofreyRice

        oh man, I hope not. He’s got so much talent. I agree he’s probably better suited to penetrate in a one gap, but I think he can play 2. Seemed to wear down as the season went on. Maybe they’re looking for more rotation to prevent that from happening again.

  • Kevin

    This seems like great value, considering where RB’s are being drafted this year and the relative value of the position. I am happy with how the draft is going so far.