The Philadelphia Eagles made one minor depth move on Tuesday before the NFL trade deadline. The Birds acquired cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. for a 6th round draft pick. You can truly feel the excitement from the fan base. But it was the moves the Eagles DIDN’T make. The Eagles didn’t trade any of their veterans, or their depth, or anyone. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joined the John Kincade Show for his weekly hit (8:10am every Wednesday) to discuss the lack of moves.
The big rumour surrounding the Eagles was that defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was garnering a lot of interest on the trade block.
“The team that really had interest in Cox was the Raiders. But when Von Miller went for a 2nd and 3rd round pick, the Eagles said ‘well Fletcher Cox has to be worth something similar.’ So I think the Von Miller deal perhaps impacted any potential Fletcher Cox deal to the point where it didn’t get done.”
Another name that was being bandied about was former first round pick Andre Dillard. But Schefter said ultimately the Eagles chose depth over a day 3 pick.
“Youre talking about a former 1st round draft pick who can play left tackle. Even if the guy hasn’t played the way Philadelphia wanted or hoped, he still is a talent. He still is someone you hold onto….there are so few teams that have offensive line depth. You don’t just give that away”
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