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Eagles turned down trade with Jags to do a round two deal with Dallas

As the 2010 NFL Draft continues to fade into the rear-view mirror, interesting nuggets continue to percolate.

In round two, for example, the Eagles did another trade within the division, sending the 23rd pick in round two to the Cowboys, who used the selection to take Penn State linebacker Sean Lee.  (Philly slid down four spots and picked up a fourth-round selection from the Cowboys.)

According to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, the Jags also were interested in doing a deal with the Eagles in order to draft Lee, but the Eagles declined.

“They chose to go in a different direction,” Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith said regarding the Eagles.  “We obviously liked him [Lee].  We started to talk to every team we
thought we could match up working a trade.”

Smith added that he was surprised by Philly’s decision to do a deal with a division rival.  But Smith shouldn’t have been.  Earlier this month, the Eagles sent franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Redskins.  Three years ago, the Eagles did another deal with Dallas, dropping from the 26th overall selection to pick No. 36.

The Cowboys landed linebacker Anthony Spencer.  The Eagles took Kevin Kolb.

We’ve got a feeling that the Eagles like these intra-division trades.

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56 Responses to “Eagles turned down trade with Jags to do a round two deal with Dallas”
  1. J. Clayton says: Apr 30, 2010 11:06 PM

    Los Angeles Cowboys and Eagles

  2. RP3 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:08 PM

    What’s the point of this story? Oh, I know, another stab at the Jags! I don’t get it… Why does this site hate the Jags so much?

  3. P-Slice says: Apr 30, 2010 11:10 PM

    Did Jags offer less? Like maybe a 5th round pick or a pick next year. It’s all about the value of the trade.

  4. harloeisdead says: Apr 30, 2010 11:12 PM

    Crap, would love to have seen jax get lee

  5. RichMann says: Apr 30, 2010 11:25 PM

    You might want to include that in the trade 3 years ago, the Cowboys got Anthony Spencer while the Eagles got the picks to take Kevin Kolb AND Stewart Bradley AND Brent Celek. I dont care who they trade with if they can get that much for one pick.

  6. mad555 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:26 PM

    Jesus Christ! I didn’t know the JaCs had so many fans… Now only if you all went to the stadium at the same time…

  7. NCEaglesFan says: Apr 30, 2010 11:27 PM

    The Eagles love to trade. They are best in the league at accumulating low round, modestly talented role players. Reid will never learn a few quality player will generally beat a greater quantity of role players. Cream floats, $hit sinks.

  8. midwest says: Apr 30, 2010 11:35 PM

    Nice scoop Skippy!
    Gene Smith himself said as much the day after the draft, and Vic Ketchman reported A WEEK AGO that the Jaguars offered the Eagles a trade to get into the second round to select Sean Lee, but the Eagles went with a trade with Dallas instead.
    Way to stay on top of things!

  9. Bob Loblaw says: Apr 30, 2010 11:37 PM

    P-Slice – Jags didn’t have a 2nd this year. Probably offered a 3 & 4.

  10. buddha says: Apr 30, 2010 11:38 PM

    The Eagles didnt just get Kolb out of that ’07 trade with Dallas. Philly got 2 other picks in that trade and with those picks they added Stewart Bradley and Brent Celek. Badley, Kolb, Celek>Anthony Spencer. I think the Eagles came out on top in that trade by a long shot.

  11. midwest says: Apr 30, 2010 11:40 PM

    Just to prove how slow you are on this “scoop:”

  12. Nevin Keszkowski says: Apr 30, 2010 11:41 PM

    Who really cares??? This wasn’t even worth posting.

  13. SWITZBEATS says: Apr 30, 2010 11:43 PM

    I think Jacksonville did not have a 4th round pick so the Cowboys obviously had more to offer.
    Great research on this story florio

  14. dafish says: Apr 30, 2010 11:46 PM

    Here’s a free tip Florio.
    Refer back to the Don Carey deal. Who is now an Eagles consultant, could it be Phil Savage, former Browns GM? Basically, the Jags violated one of those gentlemen’s agreements of plucking an obviously injured player off the waiver wire when the team (Cleveland) planned to waive him, hold on to him and free up a roster spot.
    Read up on, who knows, you just might learn something about the NFL.
    Why don’t you just let Vic Ketchman run your site for you, you hack?

  15. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:50 PM

    Reid is a fat dumb mormon.

  16. The_Game_Esq says: Apr 30, 2010 11:52 PM

    It should be fitting then, when Spencer and Lee converge simultaneously upon Kolb resulting in a season ending injury for the Birds QB.

  17. thecarline says: Apr 30, 2010 11:53 PM

    In a weird way, and after a few drinks, you can kinda see the eagles point here. If you view a player as so so, and realize someone in your division is willing to trade additional picks to move up, you do it to remove their potential for drafting more players. It’s not the best strategy, if say, the player you are letting them acquire is a rather coveted position, but it makes half-drinking sense to move down a few spots to take away a draft choice from an in-division rival

  18. tenakeytyrant9 says: Apr 30, 2010 11:58 PM

    because the jags suck! go titans!

  19. backuppunter says: May 1, 2010 12:01 AM

    I’m angry and I’m typing blah blah blah everyone hates my team cry cry cry we didn’t draft Tebow cry cry cry happy Walpurgisnacht everyone

  20. Pallidrone says: May 1, 2010 12:06 AM

    The Eagles took Gaddis not Celek with that 5th round pick.

  21. VegasMalone says: May 1, 2010 12:14 AM

    Dallas traded a second-round selection, its third-round selection, and its fifth-round selection (36th, 87th, and 159th overall, used to select Kevin Kolb, Stewart Bradley, and C.J. Gaddis, respectively) to Philadelphia for Philadelphia’s first-round selection (26th overall, used to select Anthony Spencer).
    Get your facts straight RichMann…as of right now, the Cowboys look like they came up on that one.

  22. allday28 says: May 1, 2010 12:30 AM

    Of course the Eagles would trade with a rival. They love doing that and helping out teams in their division

  23. Vet735 says: May 1, 2010 12:36 AM

    But Florio, what’s this have to do with your boner for Tom Tebow and the Jags? They could never have nabbed him in the second round.

  24. sluggrad says: May 1, 2010 12:48 AM

    Unless one of these players mother was a prostitute I could care less…

  25. slick12 says: May 1, 2010 1:43 AM

    Very interesting perspective, thecarline . Never thought about it quite like that. Excellent.

  26. dan073eb says: May 1, 2010 1:52 AM

    Bet Philly will be kicking themselves when Lee turns into a tackling machine.

  27. ARJR1 says: May 1, 2010 3:59 AM

    All I got from this is what I already knew…eagles suck and the cowboys rule. LOL!

  28. december says: May 1, 2010 4:18 AM

    The Jags didn’t have a 2nd or a 4th? What did the Jags offer? Their 3rd and 5th? That’s supposed to be a better deal just because they’re in the AFC? That’s just dumb.

  29. Bravesfan4life88 says: May 1, 2010 4:57 AM

    Jags have shitty fans and an even shitter team, who cares about them?

  30. Route36West says: May 1, 2010 5:30 AM

    The Eagles didnt only get Kolb out of that trade they also got Brent Celek and Stewart Bradley with the picks they got from Dallas.
    I think every team in the NFL even Dallas would take Kevin Kolb, Brent Celek, and Stewart Bradley over Anthony Spencer. Brent Celek and Stewart Bradley are 2 of the best up and coming players at there positions and Kevin Kolb might be 1 after this year.
    Even if you take Kolb out of the picture because he hasnt proven anything, Bradley and Celek in exchange for Spencer is a deal I think the Eagles, or any other team in the NFL for that made, would make any day.
    The Eagles have said they do not worry about what other teams are doing in the draft. If they believe a trade can help make them a better team they will do it. Reid and company have said if you worry about what other teams are doing in free agency and the draft you will never succeed. If you have faith in your team and believe there the best it doesnt matter what the other guys are doing.
    Obviously the Eagles believe the players they got in the Dallas trade will be more successful the Sean Lee. Also the Eagles obviously believe the players they got with the Dallas picks will end up being better then the players they would have gotten if they traded with the Jags.
    No matter what people think about the trade right now it really doesnt matter. We wont be able to tell if was a good deal or not for the Eagles and the Cowboys for another 2 or 3 years.
    I mean just a year ago if you looked at the trade people would have thought the Cowboys won, but now thats not the case. The Eagles now seem to got the better end of the deal. But in all reality this was a win-win for both teams. The Cowboys got the starting OLB they needed to play across from DeMarcus Ware in Anthony Spencer. The Eagles got their starting TE in Brent Celek, their starting MLB in Stewart Bradley, and their starting QB in Kevin Kolb out of the deal.
    All 4 of these players held up their end of the bargain and all have the ability to be future pro-bowlers. This maybe the most successful trade in the NFL over the last decade where both teams can look back at it and feel like they did the right thing. This was 1 of the few trades that worked out in both teams favor.

  31. Matthew Moe says: May 1, 2010 8:49 AM

    Why would Phil Savage care if the Jags screwed over the Browns? He wasn’t there when the Carey claim happened and I’m sure he couldn’t care less about what happened to the team that fired him.

  32. a55hol says: May 1, 2010 8:50 AM

    “The Eagles didnt just get Kolb out of that ’07 trade with Dallas. Philly got 2 other picks in that trade and with those picks they added Stewart Bradley and Brent Celek. Badley, Kolb, Celek>Anthony Spencer. I think the Eagles came out on top in that trade by a long shot”
    Yeah, I saw that at the end of the year when Philly caved to Dallas in two games….The Eagles def came out on top….lol.

  33. Lrac says: May 1, 2010 8:54 AM

    The key point is the jag no longer had a 2nd rd pick and the cowboys still had theirs. Trading with th cowboys kept them in the second rd

  34. FireJerryJones says: May 1, 2010 8:55 AM

    Maybe they want another Bobby Carpenter LB in Dallas

  35. a55hol says: May 1, 2010 9:10 AM

    “The Eagles didnt just get Kolb out of that ’07 trade with Dallas. Philly got 2 other picks in that trade and with those picks they added Stewart Bradley and Brent Celek. Badley, Kolb, Celek>Anthony Spencer. I think the Eagles came out on top in that trade by a long shot.”
    Yeah, they came out on top…saw that by the scores of the last two Philly games vs Dallas. LOL. Apparently Bradley, Celek, and Kolb didnt help the Eagles any in those two games.

  36. MONSTER says: May 1, 2010 9:16 AM

    To all you eagle losers who don’t even know about your own team… the Anthony Spencer trade you guys got kolb and Bradley……celek was taken with your own 5th round pick……the 5th Dallas sent you was used on some bum(no I don’t know his name cause he’s a bum)not on celek……..retards

  37. Hap says: May 1, 2010 9:41 AM

    The Eags felt Dallas would make a mistake so they dealt with them. Suppose it bites them in the tush, Flo ? Dez is a freak of nature.

  38. JustRay says: May 1, 2010 10:01 AM

    MONSTER is it? Anyway you are right, your pick(22-159) was used to select C.J. Gaddis, a bum. Our pick (25-162) was used for Brent Celek. The point is by acquiring your pick you allowed us to select Brent Celek with our pick. We would have used our pick(25-162) on a S. What Im trying to say is thanks.

  39. geo1113 says: May 1, 2010 10:07 AM

    Yes, it was Gaddis and not Celek taken with the pick. So what? You can split hairs all you want but the extra pick gave them the ability to take Celek three picks later.
    As for Gaddis being a bum, monster, in what round were you selected? How long was your NFL career?

  40. geo1113 says: May 1, 2010 10:30 AM

    What’s your point, Hap? We aren’t talking about the 24th pick.

  41. Krow says: May 1, 2010 10:47 AM

    Looks like the Eagles slickered those dumb 5-time-Superbowl-champion Cowboys again.

  42. .Vox Veritas. says: May 1, 2010 10:56 AM

    “Badley, Kolb, Celek>Anthony Spencer.”
    Yeah? I hope you liked those three combined sacks Spencer had in the back-to-back games against the 0-3gles. How did Bradley, Kolb and Celek do?

  43. .Vox Veritas. says: May 1, 2010 10:59 AM

    “Even if you take Kolb out of the picture because he hasnt proven anything, Bradley and Celek in exchange for Spencer is a deal I think the Eagles, or any other team in the NFL for that made, would make any day.”
    Spencer got more sacks in those two games than Bradley has in his entire career.

  44. .Vox Veritas. says: May 1, 2010 11:03 AM

    “Looks like the Eagles slickered those dumb 5-time-Superbowl-champion Cowboys again.”
    Comment of the week.
    “Whupped em again, didn’t we Andy?”
    “We sure did, Joe. We sure did.”

  45. MONSTER says: May 1, 2010 11:15 AM

    Justray you’re a RETARD!

  46. scottybee says: May 1, 2010 11:52 AM

    Hey the Cowturds got a playoff win…they would trade the whole team for another one…ONE playoff win…LOL

  47. marshmellon says: May 1, 2010 12:19 PM

    Bobby Carpenter 2.0. Nicely done Jerry….
    Now go pay Marion a bucket load load of money to sit on the bench and tweet.

  48. PhillyMike5959 says: May 1, 2010 12:53 PM

    “Looks like the Eagles slickered those dumb 5-time-Superbowl-champion Cowboys again.”
    Comment of the week.
    “Whupped em again, didn’t we Andy?”
    “We sure did, Joe. We sure did.”
    Vox you’re such a pathetic retard..Trolling the board to add your worthless 2 cents on Eagles posts…At worst it’s a very good deal for both teams… Rumour has it Jerrah is conjuring up an Orc repelling wizard defying Troll massacre hit point spell for die-hard underoo wearing goof Cowboys fans, know any?

  49. KM91 says: May 1, 2010 1:09 PM

    MAd555: We’re among the actual Jag fans, not the Tebow/Gator fans masquerading as Jaguar fans.

  50. GoJags436 says: May 1, 2010 3:58 PM

    I love all the morons here who state that the Jags & their fans are bad. We had one year of bad attendance. 7 blackouts last year. The year before, in ’08, the Jags had NO blackouts. Every other year we’ve been middle of the pack for attendance. We have one year after the bottom fell out of the housing market down here with double digit unemployment and now we don’t deserve a team? Guess Detroit & Oakland don’t deserve teams either, ’cause even in our worst year of attendance, we still beat those teams.

  51. stewy299 says: May 1, 2010 4:11 PM

    hold on another breaking story here at PFT….the Saints won the Suberbowl….we all knew about this on the friday of the draft

  52. Big Tex says: May 1, 2010 4:25 PM

    Let’s see, the Eagles got a QB with less than 900 yards passing and more INTs than TDs, a DB who didn’t even make the team, and a LB who has fewer tackles, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, and sacks than the LB that Dallas got. The Cowboys know that Spencer can play. The Eagles hope that Kolb can play long term and they hope that Bradley can come back from injury. They also know that Gaddis can’t play.
    Would one of you Eagles’ fans please explain how this was such a great deal for Philly again.

  53. Jeff Smith says: May 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    >Jags have shitty fans and an even shitter team, who cares about them?
    You might have hurt my feelings if you actually knew how to spell.

  54. buddha says: May 2, 2010 3:16 AM

    Apparently Vox and the rest of the cowgirl fans base their entire season on the dal vs philly matchup because they all act like they won some type of trophy for winning a wildcard playoff game. And by the way, Bradley is a much better player than Spencer. In 3 seasons, Spencer has had a handful of good games. And Celek is way better than Spencer as well. Shit, I’d even go as far as to say Celek has surpassed Witten as the best tight end in the NFC East. Didnt Witten have only 1 TD last season?? 1 TD!!!! Celek had over 60 catches, over 900 yards, and 8 TDs.

  55. Big Tex says: May 2, 2010 2:08 PM

    Dude, Celek was NOT taken with the pick from Dallas. Philly took a guy who did not make the team. Don’t understand why the need for revisionist history from the Eagles’ faithful. Spencer versus Bradley; More tackles? Spencer despite the fact that Bradley plays in the middle and should have more tackles than an OLB. More sacks? Spencer 10.5 to 2. More forced fumbles? Spencer again. Fumble recoveries? Spencer.
    As to the Celek/Witten discussion, Celek is 17 TDs and about 4500 yards behind Witten for his career. Congrats on Celek topping 900 yards last year. Witten topped 1,000. His second season over 1,000 and his fourth season over 900.

  56. buddha says: May 2, 2010 4:31 PM

    Big Tex, so now you wanna compare Wittens career stats to Celeks?? Celek has only started1 season and he came out and dominated. Witten had less than 100 yards more than Celek but Celek had 7 more TD’s. I’ll take 42 points over 100 yards any day. And you can make all the comparisons between Bradley and Spencer, I would still take Bradley. He’s a beast in the middle and a good blitzer. When he was our starter Philly had the #3 ranked defense and Peter King of S.I. named his 1st team all-pro. Not that he wins anything for that, but it goes to show you that people recognize his game and see that he is a great player. So it doesnt matter what you F’n haters wanna say.

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