Cleveland Browns Trade for Two Philadelphia Eagle Veterans

Bob Evans@@TheRealBobEvansCorrespondent IApril 2, 2010

It looks like new GM Tom Heckert is taking a page out of Eric Mangini's textbook and working deals with his old team.

Just minutes ago, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to send a fourth and fifth-round pick in this year's NFL draft, as well as LB Alex Hall, to the Philidelphia Eagles for veteran LB Chris Gocong and CB Sheldon Brown, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Schefter has been reporting, via his twitter account, that there will be a trade done today between an AFC North team and an NFC team—looks like the Browns and Eagles were those teams, respectively.

Sheldon Brown brings an instant upgrade to our secondary which has been lacking in depth and quality starters outside of Eric Wright.  His acquisition likely means that the Browns are shying away from the likes of Joe Haden and Kyle Wilson in this draft, and will focus on other areas of need.

Chris Gocong will provide even more depth at linebacker for the Browns.  He began the season as the Eagles' starting outside linebacker, but eventually lost the job to a rookie last season.  It is being reported that the Browns are looking to move him to the inside.

After the trade, the Browns are now left with 10 picks in this year's NFL draft.

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