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

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Published: April 20, 2009


... 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...

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