The Eagles have been trying to trade Eric Rowe throughout training camp, reports NJ.com’s Eliot Shorr-Parks.
According to a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity, the Eagles are shopping cornerback Eric Rowe.
Rowe was a second-round pick of the team in 2016, but that was when former head coach Chip Kelly was making the picks, not Howie Roseman, who is now running the personnel department.
A personnel member from another organization in the NFC, speaking on condition of anonymity, told NJ Advance Media that the Eagles have been trying to trade Rowe for most of training camp.
Rowe has not impressed throughout training camp and preseason, playing with backups in preseason games and getting over taken on the depth chart by 7th round pick Jalen Mills and undrafted free agent C.J. Smith. In last night’s preseason finale Rowe played deep into the 4th quarter, when players who have little chance to make an active roster are playing.
And the Eagles have been reportedly looking to acquire a corner via trade, further indicating that Rowe’s job is far from secure. Rowe has a $1.1M cap hit for 2016 that would increase to $1.4M if traded.
The 53 man roster deadline is Saturday at 4pm.