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Report: As Phil Taylor Holds Out, Browns Make a Trade for Eagles DT Brodrick Bunkley

With the Cleveland Browns starting camp today without their first round pick, defensive tackle Phil Taylor, they made a move with the Philadelphia Eagles for veteran defensive lineman Brodrick Bunkley.

Bunkley is a former first round pick who played under current Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron last season. He is known as a top notch run stuffer, but he really doesn’t do much to improve the Browns’ pass rush. Still, it is likely he will start or at least have a nice impact on the defensive tackle rotation when Taylor signs, despite having an injury plagued 2010 season.

The Browns have been busy Saturday making moves, and acquiring Bunkley was a somewhat underrated move. The Eagles have also been busy, and they decided that with the signing of Cullen Jenkins that Bunkley and his one year remaining in Philadelphia were expendable. The price of a fifth round draft choice in exchange for Bunkley seems like very fair compensation for the Browns to give up, so I like this trade for both sides.

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