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NFL trade rumors feature two Eagles players

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerbacks Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas are among players who’ve been “raised in trade talks,” according to NFL insider Albert Breer.

This development will come as a surprise to no one. Jones and/or Douglas appear to be on the outs in Philly as roster cuts loom.

These five Eagles cornerbacks are safe bets to make the 53: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and Craig James. It’s possible the Eagles will keep either Jones or Douglas as a sixth but it’s hard to see them going with seven.

Neither Jones nor Douglas are likely to garner much trade value.

Jones has theoretical upside given that he’s 24, he was a 2017 second-round pick, he has experience at multiple positions, and he made some big plays late last season. But he’s also rarely available; he’s played in just 23 out of 54 possible games. Jones struggled in training camp this summer before then missing the majority of practices. Maybe the Eagles can trade him for another team’s disappointing player? Or something meager like a 2022 seventh-round pick? Note that trading or waiving Jones clears $1.3 million in cap space.

Douglas, 25, is playing on the final year of his contract. He’s certainly more durable than Jones with only two missed games through his first three seasons. Douglas also possesses starting experience with 18 starts under his belt. But Douglas lacks versatility and he’s only signed through 2020. He’s prone to getting roasted deep since he’s slow (4.59 speed).

The feeling here is that the Eagles should look to get whatever they can for Jones and keep Douglas for depth. But I think Howie Roseman might talk himself into not giving up on Jones just yet and end up moving on from Douglas instead.

Again, I can’t imagine the Eagles will get much — if anything — in return for either player. Teams know the Eagles might just cut them so it’s not like the Birds have much leverage. Roseman has to hope some team is worried about potentially missing out on claiming Jones or Douglas via waivers.

We won’t have to wait too long to see what happens with cuts due in before 4:00 PM Eastern today.

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