The trade sending Sheldon Brown & Chris Gocong to the Cleveland Browns is official. The Eagles will reportedly receive the Browns' 4th & 5th round picks in 2010 plus LB Alex Hall. The picks received are #105 and #137 overall.
Sheldon Brown, 31, will reportedly receive a new contract as part of the deal.
SAM LB Alex Hall was a 7th round pick of the Browns in 2008 and has started two games for the team. He's 6'5, 250 lbs and is 24 years old.
Reid and Roseman had this to say...
"Sheldon Brown has been a very good football player for the Eagles over the last eight years,"" said head coach Andy Reid. ""He's a good person, a legitimate tough guy and he'll do a good job helping the Browns. Chris did a good job converting from defensive end to linebacker and helped us win a lot of football games. We wish both of them all of the best."
Added general manager Howie Roseman, "Sheldon and Chris have been nothing but professionals on and off the field during their tenure in Philadelphia and we wish them all the best as they continue their careers in Cleveland. Alex Hall is a big, athletic linebacker who we've had our eyes on over the last couple of years and he'll have a chance to compete at the SAM linebacker spot."