In a training camp transaction involving players who have a tough climb just to make the 53-man roster, the Eagles and Colts have made a trade.
Fokou, a 2009 seventh-round pick, played in all 16 games for the Eagles last season and started seven. Lloyd, the son of former Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Eagles last year and never played as a rookie.
Thomas was a third-round pick of the Colts in 2010. He played in nine games last year, starting five.
This kind of bottom-of-the-roster trade usually involves players who weren’t likely to make the team. This trade probably means Fokou and Lloyd have a better chance of making the roster in Indianapolis than they did in Philadelphia, and that Thomas has a better chance of making the roster in Philadelphia than he did in Indianapolis. Which makes it a good trade for all involved.