Chip Kelly wasn't joking around in March when he said every player on the Eagles roster is available for trade. On Wednesday, reports emerged that linebacker Mychal Kendricks is being shopped for a second round pick and cornerback Brandon Boykin is available.
Now there are some more names to add to the list, via NFL media's Albert Breer:
"Three veteran players other teams have viewed as potential trade pieces for Eagles: Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Evan Mathis."
We already mentioned Kendricks. Mathis isn't is a surprise either.
Fletcher Cox, however ... that's kind of a new one. Not new in the sense that it's been speculated he might be part of a deal, but new in the sense it's kind of the first time a reporter is actually indicating that NFL teams think he might be available.
Cox is a young and extremely talented player. The Eagles are only going to part with him if it could help them get something they really want ... like Marcus Mariota.
The team recently picked up the fifth-year option on Cox's rookie contract. As already explained, this does not prohibit him from being moved. The fifth-year salary is only guaranteed for injury.
It would be ideal if the Eagles found a way to keep Cox in their pursuit of Mariota. Losing him just might be necessary in order to make that happen, however.