It appears Howie Roseman has been on the phone dialing up some trade offers with just a week to go before the start of the 2019 regular season.

According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, the Eagles made an offer to the Los Angeles Chargers for RB Melvin Gordon.

While the Eagles look into every available player on the market, this proposal to swap Jordan Howard for Melvin Gordon is telling of the organization's belief in rookie RB Miles Sanders.

Not in a negative way either. Yes, if Gordon were to suit up in 2019 with the Eagles, he would likely have a big role in the offense.

However, the front office was willing to trade a proven running back in Howard for a player that is currently in a holdout for a new deal. A deal the Eagles most likely would never offer.

That is telling that they believe right away, Sanders could carry the majority of the workload in the backfield.

Not to mention like Howard, Gordon is set to become a free agent this spring. It is a swap of rental players. Not an addition of a feature back for the future.

Although the trade didn't happen (at least not yet), it still shows their confidence in Sanders, and their belief that Howard is expendable.

Even with Howard still a member of the crowded running back room, this still bodes well for people hoping the rookie becomes a featured player.

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