Eagles trading J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to Seahawks for Ugo Amadi

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With the first round of roster cuts due on Tuesday, the Eagles and Seahawks have agreed to swap a pair of players who were likely on the way out.

Philadelphia is trading receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to Seattle in exchange for defensive back Ugo Amadi, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.

Arcega-Whiteside was a second-round pick in the 2019 draft but did not play up to that draft status in three seasons. He appeared in all 16 games with five starts in 2019 and caught 10 passes for 169 yards with one touchdown. After playing only eight games in 2020, Arcega-Whiteside was mainly a special teams player for the Eagles last season. In 16 games, he caught just a pair of passes for 36 yards.

Arcega-Whiteside converted to tight end in the 2022 offseason. He played eight offensive snaps and 15 special teams snaps in Philadelphia’s preseason opener, receiving one target.

The Seahawks selected Amadi in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. He appeared in all 17 games with seven starts for Seattle last season, recording an interception, six passes defensed, a forced fumble, and two tackles for loss. He was on the field for 55 percent of the team’s defensive snaps and 49 percent of special teams snaps in 2021.

Teams must reduce their rosters to 85 players by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

14 responses to “Eagles trading J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to Seahawks for Ugo Amadi

  1. Pretty remarkable that Arcega-Whiteside got picked by the Eagles 7 picks earlier than DK Metcalf in the 2019 draft. Good job, Eagles.

  2. I’ve never even heard of the dude from Seattle, and I’m telling you that Howie Roseman picked your pocket if you gave up anything for JJAW.

  3. Neither destined to make the final cut, for respective teams, so this is a good thing for the two players.

  4. Neither was going to make their (old) teams this year. Good move by both GMs to pick up some spare parts and see if a new environment turns them into occasionally useful spare parts. If not, waiver wire in two weeks.

  5. The Eagles got the better end of the deal because Amadi can play. He’s never going to be a superstar but he is a solid slot corner and will do well with the Eagles. Unfortunately with the rookies the Hawks have and the solid play of Blair and Ryan Amadi had little chance of making the roster this year. So in that respect the Hawks can be glad they got something (anything?) for Amadi but frankly unless Whiteside can come in and flash at TE he has very little chance of sticking. The Hawks are stacked at WR and are pretty disappointed with their 3rd string TE (also ironically a former Stanford Cardinal). So Whiteside has an opportunity but the deck is stacked heavily against him.

  6. Ugo’s a good player. just no room in the deep secondary. I guess it’s good they got anything in return for a guy they were just going to cut, but the Eagles definitely come out ahead on this trade.

  7. Seattle has good safety talent…for that reason the Eagles made out better on this trade because they got someone who will play for sure…maybe Seattle has some hybrid plan for JJAW….Seattle now has Fant, Dissley, and Parkinson at tight end…all different body types with different abilities….

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