Browns say deal with Eagles finalized

Updated: April 6, 2010, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns say they have completed the trade with Philadelphia for cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Chris Gocong.

The team was awaiting results on physicals for both players. Cleveland sent linebacker Alex Hall and two picks -- Nos. 105 and 137 overall -- in this month's draft to the Eagles for Brown, a former Pro Bowler, and Gocong.

Browns general manager Tom Heckert has a background with both Brown and Gocong as the three worked together in Philadelphia. Heckert wants to improve the AFC's worst defense and said Brown and Gocong will make us "better and deeper."


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