Sheldon Brown is upset with the Eagles and announced Monday that he’s looking for a trade. The Eagles released a statement later in the afternoon saying they wouldn’t trade the veteran cornerback, setting up a possible showdown.
Brown went public again today, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that many of his teammates feel the same way he does and trouble could be looming for the Eagles:
- “Without a doubt there are going to be more problems,” Brown said this morning. “I’m not the first guy and I’m not going to be the last guy. What’s the incentive for guys like Trent Cole and Mike Patterson to play above their heads? Everybody’s situation is different and everybody handles their business in a different way. This situation could have been handled in a different way. I was forced to put it out there.”
One could argue that the incentive might be to play out the six-year contract extension that Brown signed in 2004 and runs through 2012.
Brown didn’t give a definitive answer on whether or not he will hold out from next month’s mandatory minicamp. He’s flying back to his home in South Carolina to cool down and reconsider his options.
The Eagles have had recent trouble with cornerbacks. They traded Lito Sheppard to the Jets for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional pick in 2010 after he voiced his displeasure about being in Philadelphia.