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NFL Trade Deadline: Four Eagles players who could be on the block

Will the Eagles trade one of their own players away?

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The 2015 NFL trade deadline arrives tomorrow on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 4:00 PM ET. Now that we've looked at five players the Eagles could target in a trade, here's a look at some Eagles players who could be on the move. Once again, here's the necessary disclaimer that the trade deadline is typically quiet in the NFL. Don't expect much to happen, but don't completely rule it out, either.

Vinny Curry

Curry's name has come up in trade rumors numerous times before. The most recent rumor emerged on Sunday morning. Here's what we already wrote:

"The converted 4-3 defensive end isn't viewed as an ideal fit for Philadelphia's 3-4 two-gap system, and he's scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent following the 2015 season. Despite not being the best scheme fit, Curry has been a very productive player for the Eagles as a rotational pass rusher. Curry finished with nine sacks in 2014. He only has one sack so far this season, but Curry ranks 11th in quarterback hurries despite only playing 163 snaps through seven games.

Curry has value to the Eagles, so the team shouldn't be eager to get rid of him at any cost. Philadelphia could very well be ready to part with him at the right price, however. Part of the reason why the Eagles could be willing to deal Curry is due to their depth at defensive end. Fletcher Cox is a beast while Cedric Thornton is a good starter. The team is high on second-year defensive lineman Taylor Hart and Brandon Bair played well earlier this season when forced into action."

Again, I only expect Curry to be gone if it's a favorable deal to the Eagles. It would have to be a real solid draft pick.

Marcus Smith

Philadelphia's 2014 first round pick has been a bust to this point in his career. After playing a mere 105 snaps as a rookie, Smith has only played 39 snaps on defense in Year 2. Smith might go back to being a healthy scratch when the team's inside linebackers return to the active game day roster, which is soon. Reports from earlier this offseason indicated Smith was on the trade block. It's hard to see a team being really interested in Smith considering how little he's done in the NFL, however.

Kenjon Barner

One report indicated the Eagles were reportedly tried trading Barner during final cuts, but another report claimed otherwise. The Eagles could look to move Barner now since they don't have a big need for a fourth running back behind DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles. Wide receiver Josh Huff and tight end Trey Burton can both line up in the backfield in an emergency situation. He also provides some value as a returner. There have been some injuries to big name running backs in the NFL recently, so teams might be looking for depth. Barner would only cost something like a conditional seventh round pick.

Najee Goode

The Eagles do like Najee Goode, but I'm not sure if he's going to be sticking around for much longer. The team is loaded at inside linebacker, especially with DeMeco Ryans and Kiko Alonso seemingly set to return from injury after the bye week. Goode is arguably behind Ryans, Alonso, Jordan Hicks, Mychal Kendricks, and Brad Jones on the depth chart, making him the sixth inside linebacker. The Eagles also have Deontae Skinner on the practice squad. The Eagles tried shopping Goode during final cuts but no one bit. It's hard to imagine a team would give up something for him this time around, but the Eagles might as well shop him again if they plan on cutting him anyway.

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