The Eagles have traded Bryce Brown to the Bills for a future draft pick, according to CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher. Brown was a seventh round pick for the Eagles in 2012 and played well as a rookie. However, Brown was barely used last season when Chip Kelly took over for Andy Reid and the Eagles clearly didn't see him as a fit moving forward.
Brown played in all 32 games (including five starts) over the last two seasons for the Eagles. Brown had 115 rushing attempts as a rookie, which led to 564 yards and four touchdowns. His sole year under Chip Kelly produced just 75 attempts for 314 yards and two touchdowns. Brown has a combined 140 receiving yards in his career.
The Eagles backfield is crowded so the team decided to deal a quality player that was unlikely to get many touches this season. Brown will now be part of a running back group that features C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. The Eagles may not look to fill Brown's spot with a draft pick or an undrafted free agent.
[Update: The deal is for a conditional 4th round pick in 2015 that could become a third round pick in 2016. For a former seventh round pick, that's pretty good value for Howie Roseman. ESPN's Adam Caplan is reporting that the Eagles and Bills may swap 7th round picks as well. That would the Eagles from 237 to 224.]
Update 2: This trade is super confusing but Philly.com's Jeff McLane has use covered:
A little more clarity on compensation for Bryce Brown: #Eagles and #Bills swap 7th rders and Birds get 1 of 3: '15 4th or '16 3d or '16 4th.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) May 10, 2014
The condition of the compensation will be based on WR Stevie Johnson's production because that's the pick SF traded to the #Eagles.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) May 10, 2014
Eagles remaining needs
Eagles remaining draft picks
1 (26) - Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville
2 (42) - Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
3 (86) - Josh Huff, WR, Oregon
4 (101) - Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida
2014 NFL Draft schedule:
Thursday, May 8 - 8:00 PM EST (Round 1 - 10 minutes per pick)
Friday, May 9 - 7:00 PM EST (Round 2 - 7 minutes, Round 3 - 5 minutes)
Saturday, May 10 - 12 PM EST (Rounds 4-7 - 5 minutes per pick)
TV schedule: NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN will televise the draft.