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Bucs acquire Eagles WR Reggie Brown for sixth round pick in 2011



The Bucs finally made a move for a veteran receiver Monday.

Tampa Bay acquired Eagles receiver Reggie Brown for a sixth round pick in 2011.

The 29-year-old Brown originally was a second-round pick in 2005 out of Georgia and very productive early in his career. But he slipped steadily on the Eagles depth chart the past two seasons and was their fifth receiver. Brown was inactive for the first two games of the 2009 season, starting just one game when Jeremy Maclin was injured.

Brown caught only nine passes for 155 yards and no touchdowns last season. In 2008, Brown was plagued by injuries and lost his starting job to DeSean Jackson. Eventually, he fell behind Jason Avant and Kevin Curtis and was inactive for their NFC playoff game against the Cardinals.

Contrast the last few years with the start of Brown's career. As a rookie, he took over in the starting lineup for suspended receiver Terrell Owens. He led all rookies with 571 receiving yards and was second with 43 receptions.

Brown is signed through 2014. He agreed to a five-year extension in 2007 that included $10-million in guarantees. Brown has 177 career receptions and 17 touchdowns.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:56pm]


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