That didn't take long. Just minutes after announcing the signing of Cullen Jenkins and everyone speculating that Broderick Bunkley was the clear odd man out, the Eagles have shipped him off the Cleveland for a fifth round pick in 2012. Tom Heckert continues to build his collection of ex-Eagles.
Bunkley was the Eagles 14th overall pick in 2006 draft and went one place after Haloti Ngata. The Eagles had high hopes for him to develop into a penetrating pass rusher type at defensive tackle. That never happened. Instead, Bunk ended up as more of an average NFL defensive tackle. He started over 50 games for the Eagles and I don't think it would be fair to call him a bust, but you can absolutely say that the Eagles expected more from the 14th overall pick.
When he lost his starting job to Antonio Dixon last season, the writing was pretty much on the wall, but when Jenkins was signed the question was only whether he would be cut or traded. That the Eagles got something for him, while also clearing his $1.9 million cap hit, is a nice move.
The Eagles also announced that they've re-signed LB Akeem Jordan to a one year deal.