NFL Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles To Make A Blockbuster Trade?
The Philadelphia Eagles have had a busy offseason but are not done making changes to the roster before the start of the new season, per several reports.Advertisement
According to CBS Sports, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is not done “wheeling and dealing” and would continue to pursue moves to upgrade the roster via trades.
The report added that the Eagles have been aggressively looking linebackers and will continue to do so in the coming months.
“The Eagles were looking for linebackers for a while before settling on signing free agent Stephen Tulloch. They’ve also been sniffing around on corners, and other general managers get the sense that Roseman is always working the trade angle and trying to see who could become available,” wrote NFL insider Jason La Canfora.
The Eagles traded three top 100 picks in 2016 (No. 8, No. 77 and No. 100), a first round pick in 2017, and a second round pick in 2018 in order to move up in the draft order and select highly touted quarterback Carson Wentz.
After acquiring Wentz, Roseman traded offensive tackle Dennis Kelly to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.
Philadelphia Eagles to acquire Gordon?
In recent weeks, the Eagles have been strongly linked with Cleveland Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon. Several analysts believe that Gordon would be an ideal fit alongside Philadelphia’s star quarterback Sam Bradford.
Even though the Browns have opposed the possibility of a trade, Gordon’s history of suspensions and injuries would likely leave Cleveland with no option but to deal the wide receiver at some stage.
ESPN’s Pat McManamon has opined that Cleveland should trade the controversial Gordon for future draft picks. “The Browns may not be interested in trading Gordon, but they have to listen. Gordon has potential every season to play the way he did in 2013, when he led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards. But he’s also been completely undependable since that season.”
However, the Eagles have very few draft picks to deal, having sent most of them to the Titans as part of the trade to land Carson Wentz.
The Philadelphia Eagles begin their 2016-17 campaign in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns on September 11.