Bunkley goes to Denver instead of Cleveland


BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley did report to Browns camp, but one of the conditions of the deal was not met and he was reverted back to the Eagles.

The Eagles then traded him to Denver.


BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Two days after trading Brodrick Bunkley to Cleveland for a 2012 fifth-round pick, the Eagles had to find another destination for the defensive tackle after he failed to report to Browns camp.

Bunkley, instead, was dealt to Denver for a 2013 undisclosed pick, according to Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. The Browns trade never officially went through, Roseman said.

The Eagles' 2006 No. 1 pick, Bunkley was a no-show at camp and when reporters in Cleveland asked Browns general manager Tom Heckert where he was, Heckert, "Ask Philadelphia."

"I think that [Bunkley] enjoyed it a lot here and, I think, part of the reason was this all shocked him," Roseman said. "He's a first-round pick, I think he thought he'd be here for his whole career. I think he likes kind of the energy that's going on around here and he wanted to be a part of it."

Heckert was with the Eagles from 2001-2010, acting at the GM his last few years.