Eagles intrigued by trade-deadline possibilities

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The window for making trades closes on Tuesday, and the Eagles could be buyers.

Emboldened by Sunday’s win over the Bills, the 4-4 Eagles could be plotting “something fun” for the final hours of the trading period, per a source familiar with the team’s thinking.

The Eagles tried to land cornerback Jalen Ramsey, reportedly offering a first- and second-round pick to get him. The fact that the Eagles already have come to terms with using those future picks in order to make the current team better could get them to explore any/all other options for a big splash.

It’s unclear where they’d look at this point, or which positions they’d target for an upgrade. Obviously, they could use some defensive help, particularly at the cornerback position and in the defensive line rotation. Given DeSean Jackson‘s lingering absence, the Eagles also would benefit from a field-stretching deep threat — unless Jackson really will be returning soon from a lingering abdominal/groin injury.

In Buffalo on Sunday, the Eagles performed incredibly well with their backs against the wall. Things get no easier in the coming weeks, with a three-game home stand against the Bears, Patriots, and Seahawks.

Last year, the Eagles made a deadline deal for receiver Golden Tate, giving up a third-round pick for what became a partial-year rental. Tate signed with the Giants in free agency.

21 responses to “Eagles intrigued by trade-deadline possibilities

  1. We should stop trading draft picks for one-year rentals on veterans who are already 30 years old. We need to invest in young players solid enough to stick around for a few seasons.

  2. Chris Harris Jr. probably wants a new home. I don’t blame him. Make the call Philly!

  3. Darby, Mills, and Maddox will be fine at cornerback as winter approaches and deep balls become more difficult. Beef up the middle and lets roll…

  4. Do you know how I know that you don’t know anything about winning football games? It’s when you say this “benefit from a field-stretching deep threat…”

    Tyreek Hill can stretch the field with the best of them – how’s that working out for KC? It sure does help the fantasy owners, winning big games? Not so much.

  5. phillyphillyphillyblog says:
    October 28, 2019 at 11:52 am
    Howie sucks at drafting, but is good at trades. Might as well trade all the picks for players.

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    howie sucks at trades zero playoff wins iwth wentz and not a single trade hes ever made had a big impact

  6. The Eagles should not waste future picks, They are aging across the board and need young talent. They are not good enough this year to beat any of the top 5 teams. They need to stay put, win as many as you can and focus on getting better in the off-season. Oh yea and just make sure they beat the Cowboys in December. They will finish at 9-7 likely and miss playoffs.

  7. J Schwindt says:
    October 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    The Eagles should not waste future picks, They are aging across the board and need young talent. They are not good enough this year to beat any of the top 5 teams. They need to stay put, win as many as you can and focus on getting better in the off-season. Oh yea and just make sure they beat the Cowboys in December. They will finish at 9-7 likely and miss playoffs.

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    Wrong this is same roster that wins super bowls with foles

  8. dhegegehd says:
    October 28, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    J Schwindt says:
    October 28, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    The Eagles should not waste future picks, They are aging across the board and need young talent. They are not good enough this year to beat any of the top 5 teams. They need to stay put, win as many as you can and focus on getting better in the off-season. Oh yea and just make sure they beat the Cowboys in December. They will finish at 9-7 likely and miss playoffs.

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    Wrong this is same roster that wins super bowls with foles

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    Maybe you didn’t notice, but Nick Foles ain’t in Philly any more.

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