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Eagles, Colts swing pre-camp trade

Ollie Ogbu Pic Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday that they have traded cornerback D.J. Johnson to the Indianapolis Colts, in exchange for defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu (pictured).

Ogbu, an undersized pass-rushing tackle, went undrafted out of Penn State last year and was signed by the Colts as a rookie free agent. A practice squad-caliber prospect, Ogbu will struggle to make the Eagles’ 53-man roster.

The 26-year-old Johnson has been bouncing around the league since going undrafted out of Jackson State in 2009. He’s spent time with the Eagles, Giants, Vikings, Buccaneers, and Redskins. So this will be Johnson’s sixth team.

Johnson has a better chance to make his new team’s roster than Ogbu because the Colts are very weak at cornerback and Johnson has some playing experience.

In ten career appearances, Johnson has made ten tackles.

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9 Responses to “Eagles, Colts swing pre-camp trade”
  1. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 22, 2012 3:11 PM

    Competitive camp body at DT where they need to push young up-and-comers for a competitive camp body where they need to push young up and comers, BUT already have a certain starting two vets in stead of one at DT in Jenkins.

  2. bluewinger says: Jul 22, 2012 3:26 PM

    What a trade? Should make the front cover of the phila. Inquire.

  3. fmwarner says: Jul 22, 2012 4:11 PM

    Ugh. I can’t wait til camps start and stuff like this doesn’t qualify as news.

  4. jmclarkent says: Jul 22, 2012 4:40 PM

    Good move for both teams. The Eagles lose a CB that they didn’t need and acquire a DT/ body to help fill in for Patterson as he recovers from brain surgury.

    The Colts lose a DT that wasn’t going to make the roster and get a CB who will help soldify the backside of the rotation.

  5. upperdecker19 says: Jul 22, 2012 5:25 PM

    Big news! Adjust your mock fantasy drafts accordingly.

  6. jredshoes says: Jul 22, 2012 5:41 PM

    If they don’t think he can make the roster why make the trade?

  7. phillyphan83 says: Jul 22, 2012 6:28 PM

    jredshoes…see jmclarkent’s comment

  8. beeronthefridge says: Jul 22, 2012 6:40 PM

    Who are these guys?

  9. deathtoromo says: Jul 22, 2012 8:05 PM

    Why didn’t Philly go back to Houston? They wouldve given them Johnathan Joseph and Andre Johnson for DJ Johnson

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