Eagles Add Tight End Albert Okwuegbunam in Trade with Broncos
The Philadelphia Eagles made a trade on NFL cutdown day, adding tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and a 2025 seventh-round pick from the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2025 sixth-round pick per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The former fourth-round pick played in just eight games last season, catching 10 passes for 95 yards and a score after he had 33 catches for 330 yards and two TDs in 2021.
He's just 25 years old and 6-foot-5, 258 pounds, and has been an interesting prospect for the Broncos but was going to be waived by the team after dropping to No. 5 on the Broncos depth chart. He made a late charge in the team's final preseason game, catching seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.
"First thing you talk about Albert, you talk about the physical ability," explained Eagles Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman." He is 6'5". He is almost 260 pounds. He runs a 4.4. He’s got a huge wing span. He has really good lower body flexibility for a big guy."
Since being drafted in 2020, Okwuegbunam has caught 54 passes for 546 yards and four touchdowns in 26 games.
What does this mean for the rest of the Eagles tight end room? Well, the team released Dan Arnold, and Tyree Jackson, but could elect to keep four tight ends on the roster with Dallas Goedert, Jack Stoll, and Grant Calcatara still on the roster.
"For us, any time we have an opportunity to add an offensive player that we think can help us and help our team we look at that, so that's the reason we brought him in," Roseman stated.