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Philadelphia Eagles FB Trade Stanley Havili to Colts for DE Clifton Geathers

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It was nice knowing you, Stan.

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

According to a report from Ian Rapoport the Eagles and Colts have made a trade. Fullback Stanley Havili, originally an Eagles 7th round draft pick in 2011, has been traded to Indianapolis for defensive end Clifton Geathers.

It comes as no surprise that Havili was traded because Chip Kelly didn't have plans to keep a FB. Instead, he'll opt to keep more tight ends on the roster. Recent free agent signing TE James Casey can also take snaps at FB should the specific need arise.

Havili spent his first season as an Eagle on the practice squad and then became the primary FB in 2012. He wasn't anything special like Leonard Weaver but he played well enough overall and was a nice contributor on special teams. Best wishes to him in Indianapolis.

The player the Eagles received in this trade fits the model of defensive players Chip is seeking. DE Clifton Geathers is massive at 6-7, 325. Geathers was originally a 6th round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2010 but hasn't been able to stick with a team. He's bounced around from the Browns, the Dolphins, the Seahawks, the Cowboys, and most recently the Colts. Geathers will likely be here to compete for a depth job.

This trade is just another one of the couple roster depth trades we've seen in the past year between former Eagles FO member and current Colts GM Ryan Grigson and current Eagles GM Howie Roseman. It makes reasonable sense for both teams. The Eagles get something for a player they were likely to cut anyway, and the Colts get a nice option at FB.