Eagles Deal a Pair of LB’s for a Corner
The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have acquired CB Kevin Thomas and a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2013 from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for LB Moise Fokou and LB Greg Lloyd.
Thomas (6-0, 192) appeared in nine games (five starts) with the Colts last season, registering 33 tackles and three passes defensed. He was originally a third-round draft choice of the Colts in 2010 but was placed on the Injured Reserve list on 8/28 with a knee injury.
A native of Oxnard, CA, Thomas played collegiately at USC, where he appeared in 39 career games and totaled 89 tackles, three interceptions, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He earned second-team All-Pac 10 honors during his senior campaign.
My Take: Fokou and Lloyd were extraneous after the Eagles upgraded to DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks during the offseason. The Eagles did well in this deal to not only land a 2010 third-rounder pick in Thomas while also picking up a draft pick in exchange for two players unlikely to make the final roster, but they add more depth to an area that already has good competition.
The question is, who is not preforming to the level that the Eagles had hoped? Curtis Marsh, Joselio Hanson, Brandon Hughes? Who is on the hot seat?