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NFL Trade Rumors: Eagles showing interest in cornerbacks

One NFL insider expects the Eagles to be very active during final cuts.

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Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles caught everyone off guard last week by trading for Dorial Green-Beckham. According to one NFL insider, Roseman likely isn't done just making moves yet. More trades could be on the way. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports dropped some interesting tidbits about the Eagles in his latest column.

The Eagles aren't done wheeling and dealing. Not by a long shot. Having spent a load to keep their own players and very short on draft picks after the trade for Wentz, aggressive general manager Howie Roseman will continue trying to upgrade via trade.

That move for Dorial Green-Beckham is just a portal into Roseman's thinking there -- looking for recent draft picks from other teams who haven't panned out who could fill a position of need in Philly and are young and cheap labor.

The Eagles were looking for linebackers for a while before settling on signing free agent Stephen Tulloch. They've also been sniffing around on corners, and other general managers get the sense that Roseman is always working the trade angle and trying to see who could become available.

I'd put the over/under at two on trades this team makes before the Eagles take the practice field a few days before the start of the regular season. They will be very active during the roster cutdown period, trust me.

La Canfora specifically mentions cornerback as a position the Eagles are targeting. That's a little interesting. The Eagles aren't stacked at that spot by any means, but it appears they already have a number of bodies they like. Nolan Carroll and Leodis McKelvin seemed locked as the starters on the outside while Ron Brooks is the favorite to start in the slot. Rookie Jalen Mills has impressed at times this offseason. Aaron Grymes, who recently suffered an AC sprain, and C.J. Smith are pushing for a roster spot.

Perhaps the Eagles' interest in a corner could be bad news for Eric Rowe, who has seemingly fallen out of favor. Doug Pederson confirmed Mills is ahead of Rowe on Philadelphia's depth chart, which means the 2015 second round pick is the fifth corner at best.

That the Eagles might be active in the trade market in near future shouldn't be a surprise. Roseman has a history of being aggressive when it comes to wheeling and dealing. It'll be interesting to see what takes place before the Eagles finalize their 53-man roster by Saturday, Sept. 3 at 4:00 PM ET.

UPDATE: Here's one Eagles player who could be on the move.

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