ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The newest member of the St. Louis Rams was running errands in Philadelphia when he learned the Eagles had traded him.
Rookie wide receiver Brandon Gibson still needs a dust pan and ironing board after cutting short the shopping mission and packing for a flight to join his new team.
Gibson says he was happy to be leaving a playoff contender for a franchise saddled by 16 consecutive losses. That's because the Rams present a chance for a player who appeared in one game with the Eagles and had no catches while buried on the depth chart.
Gibson was a sixth-round pick by Philadelphia out of Washington State.
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