Sheldon Brown skips Eagles workout

June 2, 2009 4:05:56 PM PDT
Disgruntled cornerback Sheldon Brown didn't attend the Philadelphia Eagles' voluntary team workout on Tuesday. Sheldon Brown went public in April with his wish for a new contract or a trade after team president Joe Banner, in a radio interview, denied Brown had any dissatisfaction with his current deal, which runs through 2012.

The team responded with a terse statement making it clear that Brown will not get a new deal, nor will any Eagles player with four years remaining on his contract. The Eagles also acquired veteran cornerback Ellis Hobbs from the New England Patriots for two fifth-round picks during the draft.

Brown attended the mandatory post-draft minicamp last month, saying he was satisfied that his situation had been made public and he was determined not to allow it to become a distraction. Had the seven-year veteran skipped the camp, he likely would have been fined.

During those workouts, Brown and Hobbs shared reps at right cornerback with the first team. Asante Samuel was the starter on the left side.

Brown has not missed a game in his NFL career. He has played in 112 straight games, the second longest streak among active cornerbacks behind Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber.

Last season, Brown had one interception and was second on the team behind Samuel with 20 knockdowns.

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