The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to trade second-year defensive back Jaylen Watkins, according to a report from Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com. More information from the report:
"The Eagles are attempting to trade cornerback Jaylen Watkins, multiple league sources have confirmed to NJ Advance Media. Even if Watkins is not traded, it is unlikely he will be back with the team."
The 22-year-old defensive back has struggled this summer after failing to make much of an impact as a rookie in 2014. The Eagles drafted Watkins in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the expectation he could play either cornerback or safety for them. Watkins got more looks at cornerback than he did at safety, however.
If the Eagles can't trade Watkins, as Shorr-Parks notes, it seems like the Eagles are prepared to cut him outright. If that's the case, that seems like a good sign for the chances of undrafted rookie free agent Denzel Rice making Philadelphia's final roster. Stay tuned for more updates on this situation.
UPDATE: Watkins has reportedly been released.