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Brodrick Bunkley now heading to Broncos, not Browns, Eagles GM Howie Roseman says

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 1, 2011

Updated at 7 p.m.

Defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley isn't going to reunite with General Manager Tom Heckert as a member of the Browns after all.

On Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they traded Bunkley to the Browns in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Bunkley reported to the Browns, but not all of the conditions of the trade were met, a league source said. As a result, the trade was voided. The Eagles, though, found a new partner and sent Bunkley to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a draft pick in 2013.

All trades are contingent upon players passing physicals. Bunkley was a full-time starter from 2007-09, though he started only five games last season while dealing with an elbow injury.

Browns General Manager Tom Heckert, who was in his first year as the Eagles' general manager when they drafted Bunkley in the first round (14th overall) of the 2006 draft, did not offer any clarification on the matter when he met with reporters earlier in the day at the team's headquarters in Berea.

When asked if there was a trade pending with the Eagles that fell through, Heckert said, "I can't confirm anything. No, I can't."


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