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I'm looking for the best Eagle that was acquired from divisional rival. I'll add a poll if we get enough suggestions. Right now the best player that comes to mind is Brian Mitchell. While he was a solid third down guy and a very good return man even in his later years, I feel like I'm missing some obvious ones.

Who is the best player the Eagles acquired from a division rival?

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There is not many on that list of players that had good success here from a div rival. Sadly the list is bigger of players we had and went to div rivals and had more success. 

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1 hour ago, DeathByEagle said:

There is not many on that list of players that had good success here from a div rival. Sadly the list is bigger of players we had and went to div rivals and had more success. 

I think you're right about that in general, but that's why I was trying to think of some good additions. Keep things a little positive

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Desean Jackson? I guess that was from Tampa but he did play for a division rival after playing for us. 

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3 minutes ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

Desean Jackson? I guess that was from Tampa but he did play for a division rival after playing for us. 

He was an Eagle originally though, and honestly he had one very good game and missed the rest. There's an argument there though I guess

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1 minute ago, zenclaybourne said:

He was an Eagle originally though, and honestly he had one very good game and missed the rest. There's an argument there though I guess

Oh absolutely. I guess I'm just hopeful for this year coming. 

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3 hours ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

Desean Jackson? I guess that was from Tampa but he did play for a division rival after playing for us. 

He only played one game since being back. He could be on "not so good" list. We have no clue yet, lol. 

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Jeremiah Trotter v.2.0 was a pretty good pickup.  IIRC he was signed to a long term deal and then released by the Deadskins.  Then he came back to Philly and was a pro bowler.  

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5 hours ago, zenclaybourne said:

I think you're right about that in general, but that's why I was trying to think of some good additions. Keep things a little positive

I'll go Hershel Walker even though he went cowboys vikings then eagles. That's one of the better ones I can think of. 

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Other than whats been mentioned the first name that comes to mind is Mark Bavarro

 

Adding Bounty Bowls Louis Zendejas - Cowboys Eagles Cowboys with some other teams sprinkled in.

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Could say Danny Amendola BUT we didnt see his talent that he actually had. Neither did the Cowboys. 

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3 hours ago, EricAllenPick6 said:

Jeremiah Trotter v.2.0 was a pretty good pickup.  IIRC he was signed to a long term deal and then released by the Deadskins.  Then he came back to Philly and was a pro bowler.  

Trotter did have a good second act with the team. He was originally an Eagle, but a good mention for sure.

3 hours ago, Bwestbrook36 said:

I'll go Hershel Walker even though he went cowboys vikings then eagles. That's one of the better ones I can think of. 

Hershel is actually who got me thinking of this.

3 minutes ago, EaglesFan said:

David Akers

That's probably the winner and I believe he was the one I was trying to remember. I went through Thrash and Mitchell because I was thinking it was a former Redskin.

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There isnt much history of success.  That's why I cringe anytime it happens (DeMarco Murray) or reported interest (Amari Cooper, Byron Jones).

Just stay away from these guys.  Players that originally played here, Djax, Trotter, etc., are a different situation.

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Mark Bavaro had a good year with the Eagles after he left the Giants.  His second year I believe he did not play as much.

Shawn Barber signed on a one year prove deal with the team from Washington.  He proved it and then left.

But for my money, Brian Mitchell was the man.

And yes, David Akers played briefly for Washington and had a great career here.

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16 hours ago, 20dawk4life said:

Brian Mitchell. 

James Thrash

David Akers

 

 

The trades with the R-words are the only ones that seem to work out for us.

 

 

Thrash is a good one.  Not because we got him from the R-words as a FA.  But we traded him BACK to them for a 5th round pick that became Trent Cole :lol: 

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Akers. Hands down.

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21 hours ago, 20dawk4life said:

Brian Mitchell. 

James Thrash

Quick fact that typically goes unnoticed about James Thrash.   He was originally signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of college...eventually cut and then signed by the Redskins.

So it looks like the theory still stands that players that were here originally, then went to a division rival, then came back, seem to work out. 

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3 minutes ago, Ace Nova said:

Quick fact that typically goes unnoticed about James Thrash.   He was originally signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of college...eventually cut and then signed by the Redskins.

So it looks like the theory still stands that players that were here originally, then went to a division rival, then came back, seem to work out. 

I guess. I didn’t qualify him as an eagles player because he didn’t play but I guess you’re right. 

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I don't know if I could even count Akers. He played 1 game for them and that was after being cut by 2 other teams. 

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On 5/30/2020 at 12:06 PM, DeathByEagle said:

There is not many on that list of players that had good success here from a div rival. Sadly the list is bigger of players we had and went to div rivals and had more success

... or players that came from division rivals that stunk when they got here.  

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On 5/31/2020 at 7:20 AM, paco said:

David Akers

 

 

The trades with the R-words are the only ones that seem to work out for us.

 

 

Thrash is a good one.  Not because we got him from the R-words as a FA.  But we traded him BACK to them for a 5th round pick that became Trent Cole :lol: 

I almost forgot.... James Thrash was technically an Eagle first.  We got him as a UDFA, cut him, R-words picked him up.

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Man, I loved Brian Mitchell as a player...too bad he didn't love us haha said some pretty harsh things about Eagles Fans back in 2017 

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