Per ESPN "Insider" Rumors, the Eagles are still interested in Boldin. Whoever put this together said the Eagles traded their 21st overall pick for Peters, when they actually traded their 28th overall pick for him, so the credibility is questionable at best.
The quote by Banner in the last paragraph was interesting though, so I figured I'd share. Sorry for the 80 posts. I'm done for the day...
Eagles still in the mix for Boldin?Anquan Boldin | Cardinals | Interested: Jaguars? Titans? Ravens? Cowboys? Jets? Giants? Eagles?
After a trade on Friday involving one of their first round picks in exchange for a Pro Bowler, the Philadelphia Eagles are not necessarily out of the running to use the other first-rounder to return another Pro Bowler, according to the Phladelphia Inquirer.
In specific terms, this means that there's still a chance that the Eagles will be the team to acquire Anquan Boldin. Last week, the Arizona Cardinals began listening to offers for Boldin, and multiple sources have cited the Eagles as one of the likely destinations along with the New York Jets, New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens. Several other teams could also be interested, although they have not specifically confirmed this interest, and these include the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars.
In exchange for Peters, the Eagles gave up the No. 21 overall selection, as well as their fourth round pick. Hypothetically, if they traded away their remaining first round pick (No. 28 overall) and their third round pick - the supposed asking price for Boldin - this would leave them with just one pick in the draft's first four rounds, and they would not select another player until No. 141 overall. On the other hand, they do have four picks in the fifth round, two in the sixth and one in the seventh.
Regarding trading away his remaining first round pick, Eagles president Joe Banner told the Inquirer, "There are teams that start the year with only one first round draft pick and they've traded them. If we made another trade with a first round draft pick, we'd just be in the same position as them. I think we'll do whatever we evaluate to be the best move with any of the available players . . . Some of the evaluation is about the quality of what we have at certain positions."
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