Report: Eagles ‘Open’ to trading Derek Barnett
The Philadelphia Eagles just added to their defensive unit, by trading for All-Pro safety Kevin Byard, but could be looking to "sell" as well.
While Eagles fans might not care much for former first-round pick Derek Barnett, he might have some value for teams looking for some pash rush.
According to Senior NFL Reporter, Albert Breer from SI.com, the Eagles could be a surprise "seller", using Barnett as a trade chip.
Want a surprise seller? My understanding is the Eagles are open to deal edge rusher Derek Barnett, who could be a decent addition to someone’s defensive end rotation.
The team could sell off Barnett, who has essentially been non-existent this season, with just three tackles in seven games. He played just 12 snaps all of last season, suffering a torn ACL in Week 1. They could look to move Barnett, potentially adding draft picks, while still adding to this year's defense, with some big names in the mix, even after adding Byard earlier this week.
Of course, Philly GM Howie Roseman could also keep buying after landing Titans safety Kevin Byard this week. A big swing (Surtain?) is possible, as is the idea that Philly could add an off-ball linebacker such as a Jewell or Hicks (who happens to be a former Eagle).
Barnett has 21.5 sacks through six NFL seasons but has never made the impact the team hoped when they drafted him with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 draft.
The NFL trade deadline is on Tuesday at 4 p.m.