Report: Pair of Eagles Corners Names Raised in Trade Talks
According to MMQB's NFL Insider Albert Breer, a pair of Philadelphia Eagles cornerbacks, Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones are among several players in the league who could be traded before tomorrow's 4 p.m., 53-man roster deadline.
While the report doesn't say the Eagles are looking to move those two specific players, they are two players who might not have a role, or be in danger of not making the team. If the Eagles were to release either player, they would get nothing in return, so trading them would be the best option.
Neither player figures to start, with Darius Slay and Avonte Moddox the top two corners. One of them could stick around and become the No. 3 corner, but its unlikely that both make the team at this point.
For Jones, the talent is there, but he has been a major disappointment since the Eagles selected him in the second-round of the 2017 draft. He missed virtually his entire rookie season with an Achilies injury that he suffered during his pro day. Since then, injuries have been a major problem, leading to inconsistent play on the field.
Douglas has been a fine reserve, but he is not really a starting level player. If the Eagles could move him and get some value in return, Howie Roseman would not hesitate.
All teams must be at the maximum 53-man roster limit by 4 p.m. on Saturday.