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Eagles acquire veteran corner Hobbs

Updated: April 27, 2009, 12:02 PM ET
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In what might be a prelude to a trade of disgruntled cornerback Sheldon Brown, the Philadelphia Eagles acquired cornerback Ellis Hobbs from the New England Patriots for two fifth-round draft choices.

The deal Sunday, in which the Patriots further stockpiled draft choices with the 137th and 141st picks overall, came in the wake of Brown's request last week for a trade. Brown is unhappy with his current contract, but Eagles president Joe Banner had previously indicated the veteran will ...

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