Eagles Trade Isaac Sopoaga to New England
The Eagles traded nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a 2014 sixth-round pick to the Patriots in exchange for a 2014 fifth-round pick. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the trade.
The Eagles added Sopoaga this offseason from the San Francisco 49ers to be the starting nose tackle in the Eagles new 3-4 defensive scheme, but he never really grabbed the starting role - playing eight games with 18 tackles, playing less then 40% of the teams snaps.
Sopoaga, 32, signed a 3-year, $11 million deal with the team in March that will pay him $3.75 million this season (a $2.75 million roster bonus and a $1 million base salary).
What this means is now guys like third-round pick Bennie Logan, Clifton Geathers and rookie Damion Square will handle the nose tackle duties for the Eagles.