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By Joe Buscaglia
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The Bryce Brown trade explained for Bills

The Buffalo Bills pulled off their fourth trade in the past three days when they acquired running back Bryce Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles. The trade at it's core is for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015 and a swap of seventh-round picks in 2014, but it can become much, much more complex than that.

The Bills only hold a fourth-round pick in 2015 because of the deal that sent wide receiver Stevie Johnson to San Francisco for a conditional fourth-round pick. This is where things get interesting.

There are a few different ways it can play out, so here is how each scenario could play out in that deal:

The Bills will send a 2015 fourth-round selection to Philadelphia if:
- Stevie Johnson does not meet production-based conditions in San Francisco in 2014.
- Bryce Brown does not meet production-based conditions in Buffalo in 2014.

The Bills will send a 2016 fourth-round selection to Philadelphia if:
- Stevie Johnson does meet production-based conditions in San Francisco in 2014.
- Bryce Brown does not meet production-based conditions in Buffalo in either 2014 or 2015.

The Bills will send a 2016 third-round selection to Philadelphia if:
- Stevie Johnson does meet production-based conditions in San Francisco in 2014.
- Bryce Brown does meet production-based conditions in Buffalo in either 2014 or 2015.

The pick the Bills are sending to Philadelphia cannot escalate to a third-round pick in 2015. The pick the 49ers are sending the Bills in 2015 can escalate to a third-round selection if Stevie Johnson meets production-based conditions in 2014.

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