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NFL trade deadline pushed back to Thursday

Hurricane Sandy has forced the NFL to push back its trade deadline to Thursday

Rich Schultz

With the NFL's offices in New York forced closed by Hurricane Sandy, the league has decided to push back the trade deadline from tomorrow to Thursday at 4pm.

Does this mean anything for the Eagles? It's hard to see how.

There aren't many good trade candidates currently on the team assuming they want to keep all of their young players. Recently extended players aren't going anywhere, so that doesn't leave a lot.

One outside possibility is Jason Babin, who makes a lot of money but has very little in the way of guarantees. So is tradeable from a practical standpoint and while he hasn't racking up many sacks this year, a team in need of a pass rusher could have some interest. Plus, the Eagles have young guys like Brandon Graham, Phillip Hunt & Vinny Curry who could all step in to the void.

As buyers, the options are probably even more unclear. The rumors out there don't really involve anyone the Eagles would interesting in. LeGarrette Blount, Steven Jackson & Jared Cook are names that have been floated. Dwayne Bowe is in the last year of his deal on a bad team, so he's been speculated about.

The obvious hole on the team is on the offensive line, but it doesn't seem likely that there's anyone out there willing to give up a good offensive lineman at this point.

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