Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bunkley Now Is Going To. . . . Denver

Scratch that Brodrick Bunkley-to-Cleveland trade. He’s got a new destination. The Eagles traded the defensive tackle to the Denver Broncos today for a conditional draft pick in 2013 after Bunkley refused to report to the Browns.

Bunkley Now Is Going To. . . . Denver

Scratch that Brodrick Bunkley-to-Cleveland trade. He’s got a new destination. The Eagles traded the defensive tackle to the Denver Broncos today for a conditional draft pick in 2013 after Bunkley refused to report to the Browns.

The Eagles traded Bunkley to the Browns on Saturday shortly after signing free agent defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. But Bunkley never showed, under murky circumstances.

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Bunkley has agreed to this trade and will report to the Broncos. "He is going to Denver," Roseman said.

"We want to thank Brodrick for his contributions to our team. We don’t think we would have had some of the success we’ve had in the past few years without him. And we wish him the best in Denver."

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Roseman was asked if  he was surprised Bunkley didn’t report to the Browns. "To be fair, in this league, when you trade a player, he has a contract and he has obligations in that contract. Brodrick is not a guy who was trying to dictate where he wanted to go. He’s just looking for an opportunity to go and play."

Roseman indicated that Bunkley was caught off-guard by the trade, which played into his refusal to report to Cleveland.

"I think he enjoyed it here,’" he said. "This was a shock to him. He was a first-round pick. I think he thought he would be here for his whole career. I think he liked the energy that was going on here right now and wanted to be a part of it."

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