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Colts, Eagles swap players they were planning to waive

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Well, this is interesting.

The Eagles announced Wednesday they had traded rookie tailback David Fluellen to the Colts for rookie placekicker Cody Parkey.

Earlier Wednesday, the Eagles said they were waiving Fluellen, a Toledo product. And the Colts, for their part, had announced Tuesday evening they would be parting ways with Parkey, who played collegiately at Auburn.

In the end, both clubs struck a deal rather than placing the players on waivers.

And in the end, it might be a good fit for both players, especially Parkey, who will have a chance to compete with Alex Henery, whose performance reportedly has come under some scrutiny.

On Tuesday, special teams coordinator Dave Fipp indicated the club would be evaluating both Henery and other potential kicking competitors, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“All options are available. We’ll look at everybody, and we’ll continue to watch Al. The biggest thing is we hope to get Al a bunch of work in these next two games, and we’ll find out,” Fipp said, per the Inquirer.

Fluellen joins a crowded backfield in Indianapolis, which has six healthy tailbacks on the roster. However, the Colts liked him enough to trade for him as opposed to hoping he could be landed on waivers.

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19 Responses to “Colts, Eagles swap players they were planning to waive”
  1. phillyrick22 says: Aug 20, 2014 3:47 PM

    We’re going to lose a lot of close games due to the kicking game. Henery stinks and this dude wont’ make the team. I’d rather have Akers back.

  2. tvguy22 says: Aug 20, 2014 3:48 PM

    Hopefully Alex Henery can parkey it on the bench now.

  3. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 20, 2014 3:50 PM


  4. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 20, 2014 3:51 PM


  5. riflemanlax says: Aug 20, 2014 3:51 PM

    Henery has improved- but not that much. And Murderleg just stinks… But considering Parkey was to be waived, I don’t have confidence that he’s going to beat out Henery.

  6. dgreenfi says: Aug 20, 2014 3:54 PM

    Last week they were saying Henery had only missed 1 kick all of training camp. This week he is under fire.

  7. jeffreyshulenburg says: Aug 20, 2014 3:59 PM

    Before you say these trades never hold weight, keep in mind that Buffalo and Indy traded waiver LBs last year. Kelvin Shepphard went on to start games in Indy and Jerry Hughes managed double digit sacks in Buffalo.

    Irrelevant trades can matter

  8. arrow43050 says: Aug 20, 2014 4:00 PM

    Is he Henery the 8th?

  9. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 20, 2014 4:01 PM

    what will come first

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 20, 2014 4:13 PM

    It truly amazes me every year how more teams don’t think of trades, yet 31 teams fail at winning the Super Bowl that could have won if only they did some dang trades!

  11. ufanforreal says: Aug 20, 2014 4:15 PM

    Colts fan here, Cody Parkey isn’t a bad kicker, has a lot of promise. There was even talk at one point of holding on to him and see if he could be the one to some day replace Vinatieri.

  12. distracted9 says: Aug 20, 2014 4:21 PM

    I’m over Henery.. pay me league minimum, I can get up there and miss.. it can’t be that hard to find a kicker can it?

  13. kferguson2002 says: Aug 20, 2014 4:29 PM

    Yeah I’ve watched the Colts for years even the preseason games. Parkey has a strong leg. The Eagles have a potential starter for a backup RB.

  14. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 20, 2014 4:32 PM

    back to the story, does anyone think chip might keep this kid as a deep kicker on the 53 if he decides henery is better for field goals?

  15. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 20, 2014 4:40 PM

    the football gods still say hes an idiot.

  16. laxer37 says: Aug 20, 2014 4:51 PM

    I thought Fluellen had a chance to be a nice steal for somebody coming out of Toledo. He was probably the second best offensive player in the MAC behind Dri Archer last year. Unfortunately I don’t think he is 100% healthy at the moment.

    Could be a nice guy to stash on the practice squad while he heals up and learns the offense.

  17. granadafan says: Aug 20, 2014 5:05 PM

    I have to admit, when I read the headline, I thought that Chip Kelly had traded for ANOTHER ex-Oregon Duck.

  18. moldtampa says: Aug 20, 2014 5:13 PM

    Dolphins backup kicker John Potter is the real deal… This kid will have a job with someone in this league this season..

  19. nflfan4now says: Aug 20, 2014 5:18 PM

    Fluellen has a ton of upside to him IF he can stay healthy-

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