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Eagles trade Matt Pryor to Colts

Good deal.

Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles made a trade with the Indianapolis Colts ahead of NFL roster cuts on Tuesday morning. The magnitude of the deal is just slightly less than when the Eagles traded Carson Wentz to Indy earlier this year. A look at the terms:

EAGLES RECEIVE: 2022 sixth-round pick

COLTS RECEIVE: Matt Pryor, 2022 seventh-round pick

Moving up one round on Day 3 in next year’s NFL Draft might not seem like much but, hey, this trade is a win as far as I’m concerned. Pryor isn’t really that good — many didn’t have him making the Eagles’ 53-man roster — and he’s going to be a free agent after this season. You’ll always take anything you can get for a player you were going to cut anyway.

Pryor has had a decent career for being a 2018 sixth-round pick. He’s logged 10 starts (all of them coming last year) in 27 career appearances. He theoretically has the versatility to play both tackle and guard, though he doesn’t do either particularly well. Pro Football Focus had Pryor ranked 70th out of 92 guards in 2020.

Good job by Howie Roseman.

(Side note: This move also frees up the No. 69 jersey for Landon Dickerson, which is nice. Hopefully he makes the switch.)

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Here’s an updated look at the Eagles’ future draft picks. The Eagles previously lacked a 2022 sixth-round selection after trading for Gardner Minshew but now they’re back in that round ... at the expense of moving out of the seventh.

2022 NFL DRAFT

1 - Eagles’ own pick

1 - from Miami Dolphins

2 - Eagles’ own pick

2 - from Indianapolis Colts*

3 - Eagles’ own pick

4 - Eagles’ own pick

5 - Eagles’ own pick

5 - from Washington Football Team

6 - from Indianapolis Colts

*The Colts will send a first-round pick to the Eagles if one of the following two conditions is met: 1) Carson Wentz plays 75% of Indy’s snaps ... OR ... 2) Wentz plays 70% of Indy’s snaps AND the Colts make the playoffs.

2023 NFL DRAFT

1 - Eagles’ own pick

2 - Eagles’ own pick

3 - Eagles’ own pick

4 - Eagles’ own pick

5 - Eagles’ own pick

7 - Eagles’ own pick