With the Bills about to enter 2014 with both of its top running backs not signed beyond 2015, Buffalo made a move to give itself some depth at that position. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora confirms that the Eagles have traded running back Bryce Brown to the Bills for a conditional draft pick.
That future pick would be either a 2015 fourth-rounder, a 2016 third-rounder or a 2016 fourth-rounder.
Bills running back Fred Jackson is entering the final year of his contract, while C.J. Spiller's current deal runs out after the 2015 season. Brown, meanwhile, is slated to make $550,000 in 2014 and $660,000 in 2015.
At this point, it doesn't seem likely Brown would become the Bills franchise running back of the future, but perhaps Buffalo likes his youth and his potential.
Brown does not have a new deal with the Bills but will be interesting if they want to adjust or extend it over time— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 10, 2014
The Bills have already been in trade mode the past three days, giving up their 2015 first-round draft pick in order to move up to No. 4 overall and take receiver Sammy Watkins. It left at least one commentator flummoxed.
So confused by the Bills this weekend.— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) May 10, 2014
Another perspective from an Eagles beat writer.
That was one heck of an unbelievable trade Howie Roseman pulled off for a guy who had no role here.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) May 10, 2014