Despite two reports that indicated the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to make a deal before the 2014 NFL trade deadline on Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles are not expected to be very involved. At least that's the impression Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly made during his Monday morning interview on 94 WIP.
Chip: trade deadline overblown. I don’t anticipate doing anything. I’m very happy w team we have right now. I love the way they can compete.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) October 27, 2014
As for trade reports that the #Eagles are interested in Vincent Jackson, upgrading at safety, Kelly said, "I listen to them and chuckle."— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 27, 2014
One report had the Eagles connected to Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who is reportedly on the trade block. The other one indicated the Eagles are looking for a new starting safety to replace Nate Allen and pair with Malcolm Jenkins.
It was discussed last week why the Eagles weren't likely to make a trade. Kelly values continuity and it would likely be difficult for a new player to pick up the scheme in a short amount of time. It's unlikely the Eagles could bring in a player who could make an instant impact.
Philadelphia hasn't been shy to make trades in the past; they were one of the only two teams to actually make a deal at the deadline last season. But if Kelly's comments are any indication, expect the Eagles to be quiet as the 4:00 PM EST Tuesday deadline passes.