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Should the Eagles trade for Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown?

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The Eagles have been rumored to be looking for upgrades at inside linebacker depth so Arthur Brown may be an option in a trade scenario.

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The Eagles are dealing with depth issues at inside linebacker with Najee Goode suffering a pectoral injury in Week 1 and Casey Matthews leaving a lot to be desired on defense. The team was rumored to be looking at depth options prior to final cuts and worked out linebackers on Tuesday. The Eagles obviously need to bring in upgrades, so perhaps Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown could be an option.

Brown, the brother of former Eagles running back Bryce Brown, is currently on the trade block after losing his starting job to first round pick C.J. Mosleyaccording to ESPN's Adam Caplan. Baltimore spent their second round pick on Brown last year. He played in 14 games as a rookie and complied 15 tackles, 0.5 sacks and a forced fumble but was inactive for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Bengals.

Brown would be a clear upgrade on defense over Casey Matthews, but he does have a few issues as well. Brown is not a special teams player at all, which is why he was inactive against Cincinnati. He also has yet to start a game, despite being an early pick. There is also the fact that the Ravens just spent that high pick on him, so they will probably want value in return.

For the Eagles, a defensive upgrade sounds great, but a backup that doesn't play special teams and comes with a high price tag is not likely to entice them. The team may decide to just bring in a veteran or sign Emmanuel Acho off of the practice squad. Those two options seem to be safer and smarter moves than bringing in Brown with a trade.