PHILADELPHIA – Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was traded from Philadelphia to Denver for a 2013 draft pick, two days after the Eagles agreed to send the former first-round pick to Cleveland.
The move was announced Monday. Bunkley was initially sent to the Browns on Saturday for a fifth-round pick in 2012. He reported to Cleveland but did not meet all the conditions of the trade and was reverted to the Eagles, who managed to find a new suitor in Denver.
All trades are contingent on players passing physicals. Bunkley had an elbow injury last season.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Bunkley was surprised by the trade.
"I think that he enjoyed it a lot here and I think part of the reason was this all shocked him," Roseman said. "He was a first-round pick. I think he thought he'd be here for his whole career. I think he liked the kind of the energy that's going on here and he wanted to be a part of it."
Bunkley had six sacks in 76 games in Philadelphia. He became expendable when the Eagles signed former Packers defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins.