time2rock Posted July 11, 2021 Share Posted July 11, 2021 Let’s make a deal: 4 trades that make sense for the Eagles as training camp approaches Glenn Erby July 9, 2021 2:00 pm ET The Eagles have needs throughout their retooled roster and even though the organization is undergoing a youth movement, a talented veteran or two could have Philadelphia right back in the playoff hunt. With training camp approaching, we highlighted four potential trades that make sense for the organization without mortgaging the future draft picks as assets. Eagles acquire CB Jimmy Smith from Ravens Jan 16, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) looks on against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter of an AFC Divisional Round game at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports The Ravens already have a dynamic duo at the cornerback position in Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters. Baltimore also selected former Ohio State star Shaun Wade in April’s NFL draft, possibly making Jimmy Smith available. Smith, 32, is coming off a solid season and would provide a talented stop-gap at cornerback to pair with Darius Slay. Howie Roseman could acquire Smith without having to part ways with a first or second-day pick. Eagles acquire Anthony Miller from the Bears Dec 6, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller (17) makes a catch against Detroit Lions cornerback Darryl Roberts (29) during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports Miller, the 51st overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, would thrive in the slot and give Dallas Goedert, Jalen Reagor, and DeVonta Smith even more room to work with across the middle and on the outside. Miller is due $1.2 in 2021 and the disgruntled wide receiver could be an option for a contract extension depending on his production. Eagles acquire CB Bryce Callahan from the Broncos Nov 1, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Bryce Callahan (29) celebrates with strong safety Kareem Jackson (22) after intercepting a pass intended for Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) in the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Like Jimmy Smith above, Callahan finds himself in a numbers crunch after Denver selected Patrick Surtain II at No. 9 overall in the NFL draft after they went out and acquired Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller in free agency. Callahan has one year remaining on his current deal and is set to have a cap hit of approximately $8.5 million and a base salary of $6.5 million. Philadelphia would likely need to include Zach Ertz in such a deal. Eagles acquire CB Xavien Howard for Derek Barnett, 2nd round pick Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith (16) in the second quarter Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Syndication Palm Beach Post A strong, physical cornerback that likes to get his hands on the opposing receiver, the Eagles could send Derek Barnett and their second-round pick to Miami for the All-Pro. A versatile cornerback who can travel, Howard would help Darius Slay play two more years, while the ascending Josh Sweat would fill the void lost by Barnett. Howard has four years remaining on his current contract. https://theeagleswire.usatoday.com/lists/philadelphia-eagles-potential-trades-training-camp-zach-ertz/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0D5-UJVGtP15zsH2-GhOKNNqfet43qk1kv-R1tYjB5jTM1_8653Hqiw6Y Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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