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Report: Giants acquire rumored Eagles trade target from Jets

Cross him off the list.

New York Jets v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles had been linked to Leonard Williams prior to Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline but that’s not happening now. The New York Giants reportedly acquired Williams from the New York Jets in exchange for a pair of draft picks. Here are the full terms of the deal:

That cost is a little more than what I would’ve expected for an expiring player with zero sacks through seven games this season.

It’s also surprising the Giants are investing in a potential rental when they’re off to a 2-6 start. Even more so given that interior defensive line wasn’t really a big need for them. Then again ...

The early reaction on the trade from Giants fans over at Big Blue View isn’t overwhelmingly positive:

Regardless, now we know the Eagles will have to look elsewhere for defensive line help. Broncos defender Derek Wolfe is among the trade options to keep an eye on.

Williams logged one solo tackle and no other stats when he faced off against the Eagles as a member of the Jets in Week 5. Now Williams will play the Eagles twice more this season with the Giants scheduled to face Philly in Week 14 and Week 17.

UPDATE: Long live Dave Gettleman.