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Eagles trying to trade receiver Damaris Johnson

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Some guys you know are going to be gone, so you can go ahead and cut them on Friday.

But if a team thinks a guy they don’t need might have value, you can bet they’re going to wait until the last minute.

According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Eagles are trying to trade wide receiver Damaris Johnson.

The Eagles are deep enough at receiver they probably wouldn’t be able to/want to keep Johnson.

He’s undersized, but he’s also shown enough as a special teamer and a wideout that he might interest someone. He caught 19 passes for 256 yards for the Eagles last year, and might be worth the obligatory conditional late round pick to someone.

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36 Responses to “Eagles trying to trade receiver Damaris Johnson”
  1. clashpoint says: Aug 29, 2014 6:47 PM

    The Browns are on line 1, Mr. Kelly.

  2. upperdecker19 says: Aug 29, 2014 6:58 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that Jerry Jones contacted him via telephone to discuss retiring someday as a Cowboy?

  3. navigator24 says: Aug 29, 2014 6:59 PM

    “The Eagles are deep at wide receiver” ???

  4. zoxitic says: Aug 29, 2014 7:02 PM

    or you can just wait till he’s cut and pick him up

  5. richardmswartz says: Aug 29, 2014 7:04 PM

    Damarius Johnusn is a nice situational player but he’s never going to start anywhere and really only works in a few types of packages in very specific situations. I like the guy alot but I would be shocked if a team gave up even a 6th rounder for him.

  6. rayjay9393 says: Aug 29, 2014 7:25 PM

    shouldnt count maclin, the guy is like walking scary movie

  7. gotthepebbleoutthemastershand says: Aug 29, 2014 7:41 PM

    The Eagles are rolling out 3 TEs this we know. JMac, Riley, Huff and Matthews are sewed up (no bulletin there). Brad has been better than expected. If they are trying to trade Damarius. You can almost guarantee Momah is practice squad bound. To answer someone else’s question. The Eagles are deep at receiver. So Damarius is an odd man out. Eagles are a run dependant team. We have the TEs to stretch the seam. We may carry 4 RBs this year.
    FYI: Some great RB had a TE who could stretch the seam. Emmitt/Novachek, Priest Holmes/Gonzales, Joe Morris/Mark Bavaro, Ladanian/Gates, Curtis Martin/Keith Jackson that list is big.

  8. gotthepebbleoutthemastershand says: Aug 29, 2014 7:46 PM

    Maclin is the truth. Pay attention to articles written. Darrelle Revis was up for a contract extension until the Patriots/Eagles joint practices. Revis was killing his competition in practice. That’s what led to the negotiations. Jeremy was roasting him play after play. Soon Revis started slowing up and reporters started saying he was going half speed. Revis even ditched a practice, with no injury. Meanwhile Jeremy kept smoking him. The Patriots backed out of contract negotiations with Revis because of Maclin. Do your google searches. You’ll see what I’m saying is true. Maclin is to be taken seriously this season.

  9. rhinojr says: Aug 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    Panthers …

  10. 302baller says: Aug 29, 2014 8:03 PM

    The guy does it all….played good yesterday as a RB. He’s a wideout that can play KR, PR, RB. He’s been buried on the depth chart but could start in the NFL.

  11. jjeagle says: Aug 29, 2014 8:11 PM

    yes eagles are deep because the offense does not need a elite receiver….they rely on the TE and RB’s ..

  12. dolphins4 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:25 PM

    If he would have went to college at Oregon he would make the Eagles team.

  13. steves11 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:28 PM

    Can’t imagine why any team would give the Eagles anything for Demaris Johnson…especially if they know he’s going to get cut anyway.

  14. mungman69 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:36 PM

    D. Johnson has not showed much to me. Yes, he CAN do a lot of things but none of them well. In Chip Kelly’s offense everyone must block and block well. Don’t ever want to watch D. block. And not too hot as a kickoff returner. Punt returns? Not enough to judge. A 7th round pick can be had, I guess.

  15. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 29, 2014 9:07 PM

    This is the way I see this situation…

    While many people like the idea of keeping 6 WRs, it just isn’t necessary on this team because we don’t just have a solid core of 4-5 good WRs, we also have the best receiving RBs in the NFL, and an exceptional TE duo on top of that. A 6th WR just doesn’t make sense with all those other weapons around.

    The top-4 for WRs are set in stone, with Maclin, Cooper, Matthews, and Huff. This leaves a battle for 1 spot, and while many people think Brad Smith has that job locked down, I personally believe that Damaris Johnson provides so much more to the team. Damaris is a homerun threat any time he touches the ball, and he can play RB, WR, and return punts and kicks. Brad Smith just isn’t capable of making the kind of impact that the versatile Damaris Johnson is.

  16. macjacmccoy says: Aug 29, 2014 9:18 PM

    The reason you don’t just simply wait till he’s cut is because of waivers, if a team needs someone like him they may feel spending a 7th round pick in exchange for a guarantee of acquiring his service is more prudent then risking another team with a higher waiver right claiming him.

    Odds are he makes to the waiver wire, but it doesn’t hurt for theeagles to let it be known there open for a trade just in case there’s a deal to be made.

  17. coliv1977 says: Aug 29, 2014 9:34 PM

    If the Browns are on line 1, the Fins better be on line 2…Hello…we have his OC from last year down here…Hello…???

  18. sportstalkprofessional says: Aug 29, 2014 9:41 PM

    Im with navigator

  19. fjackie says: Aug 29, 2014 9:51 PM

    That”waiting on line 1″ thing is gold, Jerry. gold.

  20. pantherfan40 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:01 PM

    Panthers

  21. floratiotime says: Aug 29, 2014 10:19 PM

    2 first rounders for sure.

  22. nickfoliandynamite40 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:44 PM

    Let’s be honest, this Damaris guy is no Reno Mahe.

  23. dolphins4 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:53 PM

    For everyone that say the Eagles can win without good wide receivers they are just kidding themselves .They sound just like Andy Reid who used say that the Eagles wide receivers were good enough when they had Thrash,Stinkston and Mitchell and then go on to lose 3 NFC championship games until they wised up and signed Terrell Owens.

  24. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 29, 2014 11:00 PM

    He’s a real nice guy and he’s speedy. HOpefully he will catch on somewhere.

  25. 4512dawg4512 says: Aug 29, 2014 11:55 PM

    If he can run short routes and then clear out lanes for the tight end to catch the ball underneath then we have a home for him right here in Cleveland.

  26. skins26portis says: Aug 30, 2014 2:21 AM

    I will give you a bag of Chips for him.

  27. sumkat says: Aug 30, 2014 3:48 AM

    gotthepebbleoutthemastershand says:
    Aug 29, 2014 7:41 PM
    The Eagles are rolling out 3 TEs this we know. JMac, Riley, Huff and Matthews are sewed up (no bulletin there). Brad has been better than expected. If they are trying to trade Damarius. You can almost guarantee Momah is practice squad bound. To answer someone else’s question. The Eagles are deep at receiver. So Damarius is an odd man out. Eagles are a run dependant team. We have the TEs to stretch the seam. We may carry 4 RBs this year.
    FYI: Some great RB had a TE who could stretch the seam. Emmitt/Novachek, Priest Holmes/Gonzales, Joe Morris/Mark Bavaro, Ladanian/Gates, Curtis Martin/Keith Jackson that list is big.

    Just curios how Joe Morris/Mark Bavaro made that list? Could of went with Craig or Watters/Jones, Terrell Davis/Shannon Sharpe, etc

    I’m assuming you are a Giants fan?

  28. sumkat says: Aug 30, 2014 4:00 AM

    For the people saying he’s starter material, you are out of your mind. He has a place in the league, but if he’s a starter, your WR core is in trouble. He’s a big play threat with his speed, but he’s not in any way an every down player

    For the people saying he’s not even worth a 6th, your are just as crazy. He’s a dynamic return guy, and a solid receiver. He’s the type of guy that can take a WR screen, and in a flash be 50 yards down field.

    My guess is, they’ll find someone to take him (Cle, Car, KC all off the top of my head, he is easily better than the bottom 2 or 3 on their roster), for a conditional pick (probably 5-7 depending on if he finishes the season on the roster, and play time, 7th if he’s not on the roster, 6th if he is but hardly plays, 5th if he contributes) . The Eagles WR corps will be fine, they have Maclin, Cooper, Matthews, Huff (in a week probably), and Brad Smith making the roster, they just didn’t have room for him. You can’t carry 6 WR, and 4 TE (which they are carrying with Celek, Ertz, Casey and Burton)

    The surprising move was Josey getting cut so quickly, especially considering Polk was hurt basically all of camp, Tucker got hurt at the end, and Barner is basically redundant if you are going to keep Brad Smith on the roster. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’ll be fine with Shady/Sproles, and Polk as a change of pace back, but from the pre-season, he looked better than Tucker and Barner. They will surely try to bring him back to the practice squad, but I think he played himself onto another roster

  29. stunzeed5 says: Aug 30, 2014 4:15 AM

    Run! Get as far away from #TEAM-ZERO-RINGS as you can!!!! #HTTR

  30. wirelessjesus says: Aug 30, 2014 4:48 AM

    After release the player has to go through waivers. If a team with higher priority claims him on waivers you don’t get the player. That’s why a team who would want him would trade rather than wait for release and risk not getting him at all.

  31. pv1960 says: Aug 30, 2014 5:30 AM

    Get a 7th round pick and call it a day.

  32. icdogg says: Aug 30, 2014 6:34 AM

    I doubt the Eagles would get much of anything but maybe a conditional selection.

  33. ace8842 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:17 AM

    Damaris returns punts and kickoffs, is a receiver, and can line up at RB. Not sure someone would give up a draft pick for him, but they could trade a player that they might have to but didn’t want to cut.

  34. tom62215 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:17 AM

    He is terrible.

  35. wiztopher says: Aug 30, 2014 8:32 AM

    If the Eagles can get any value for him at all, pull the trigger. I predict Chip will polish plenty of turds in his offense, unload some for value late round picks and parlay his early budding success into long term legendary success here in South Philadelphia. Look what he’s done with Andy’s leftovers? Only broke a ton of franchise records in his first season with his finger on the pulse. Fast forward to a roster he personally hand picked and groomed: scary.

  36. andrewk2508 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:21 PM

    Why didn’t we do this with desean????

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