This “news” hardly comes as a surprise given Howie Roseman’s propensity for trades and all the Eagles rumor flying around lately.
La Canfora specifically named cornerback, wide receiver, and running back as positions to watch. He also said the Eagles could be competing with the New Orleans Saints in trying to acquire the same players. It’s an NFC arms race.
Here are some of the trade targets that have been mentioned:
Some of the corners other NFL teams believe could be moved by the deadline include Patrick Peterson, Bradley Roby, Gareon Conley and Eli Apple. Receivers being sought after by contending teams include Amari Cooper, Larry Fitzgerald and Emmanuel Sanders. The Eagles believe they have some decent running back options despite Ajayi being out for the season, but have been in contact about Le’Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy, and sources said they will continue to closely monitor that market. (Rival teams believe the Raiders would trade Marshawn Lynch if a viable option for his services emerged. It has since been reported that Lynch will miss at least a month due to a groin injury.)
The feeling here is that Roseman isn’t going to want to give up a super valuable assert (such as, say, a 2019 second-round pick) at the deadline. I think he’s more likely to make a move where the cost is similar to last year’s acquisition of Jay Ajayi for a fourth-round pick.
Another thing to keep in mind about the Ajayi trade is that it kind of came out of nowhere. There wasn’t a strong indication (publicly, at least) he was on the block and the Dolphins would be moving on. Roseman could pull off another surprise this year.
We’ll see. It’d definitely be nice to add a new piece or two to this year’s team. But I just don’t think Roseman is going to be overly aggressive where it impacts the future outlook too much.
The NFL trade deadline expires at 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, October 30. The clock is ticking.