On Tuesday Brown tweeted a goodbye to Pittsburgh, and ESPN's Adam Schefter added Brown has formally asked for a trade. He has 30 days to appeal the verdict. He's coming off a 2018 season in which he totaled 104 catches for 1,297 yards with an NFL-high 15 receiving touchdowns. He is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time first-team All-Pro.
It's the latest in a headline-producing few months for Brown, on and off the field.
Fitting Brown under the salary cap, if he were to stay on his current deal, would be possible for the Eagles.
Beyond the reckless driving charge, a lawsuit filed in October alleged that Brown hurled several large pieces of furniture off the 14th-floor balcony of his Florida apartment during an April outburst.
Brown was accused of yelling at security personnel and throwing furniture from his balcony, upset over $80,000 and a gun he reported missing.
Brown has three years remaining on a five-year, $72.7 million contract extension that he signed before the 2017 campaign.
Most would agree that acquiring Brown is a long shot, however, if they can address the two aforementioned problems and establish that Brown wouldn't be detrimental to the locker room, maybe then they could work something out if he's still available.