Eagles in Familiar Situation: Sheldon Brown Wants New Contract or Trade

Tortured PhanaticContributor IApril 20, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28:  Sheldon Brown #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his interception late in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

In a scenario that has become all too familiar for Philadelphia Eagles fans, yet another player is demanding a new contract. If he doesn’t get it, it is likely he will ask the organization for a trade. 

Sheldon Brown is the latest player to deliver the ultimatum of new terms or ticket out of town. Anyone else getting a feeling of deja vu?

It was only about one year ago that the Eagles were in a similar situation with another cornerback on their roster, Lito Sheppard. 

Brown is scheduled to make $3.25 million this year on a contract that was signed during the 2004 season. Last year, he started all 16 games for the Eagles, playing opposite Asante Samuel.

Last year, Sheppard let the contract situation affect his play on the field when the Eagles refused to renegotiate and couldn’t find a suitable trading partner.

Will the same happen with Brown? I certainly hope not. The Eagles have had a pretty productive offseason up until this point.

One interesting side note to this story: Last week, after the Eagles made the trade for Jason Peters, it seemed as though they would not want to give up their other first-round draft pick and try to make a trade for Anquan Boldin.

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Now, with a disgruntled Brown and the Arizona Cardinals needing help on the defensive side of the ball, could a trade be in play again?

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