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Report: Eagles’ desire to trade for Torrey Smith not yet dead

Could a WR still be in their trade deadline future?

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The NFL trade deadline is in two days. The Eagles were previously rumored to be interested in trading for a wide receiver because their wide receiver corps is very, very weak and they need to help rookie Carson Wentz.

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, those rumors -- and, more importantly, the Eagles’ desire to acquire a wide receiver -- still have life.

Florio reported Sunday morning that the Eagles’ interest in 49ers wideout Torrey Smith is still very much alive, and that the Eagles are trying to get weapons for Wentz, both in this year and moving forward with the franchise.

From Florio:

The Eagles are looking for a receiver, and talks with the 49ers regarding the possibility of acquiring Torrey Smith are still not dead.

Smith was linked to the Eagles several days ago. The move would bring a true deep threat to Doug Pederson’s version of the West Coast offense, and having a legitimate deep threat tends to open up everything underneath.

A few days ago, we explored which players the Eagles might move from their own roster before the trade deadline.

And our man Dave Mangels wrote about why the Eagles should not trade for a wide receiver before the deadline.

We’ll keep you apprised of all trade rumors and goings-on before Tuesday’s deadline.

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