Sal Paolantonio: 4 Running Backs Eagles Should Target in a Trade
The Philadelphia Eagles have reached their bye week with a perfect 6-0 record and are the top seed in the NFC.
Back in 2017 when it was apparent tha Eagles were ready to do something special, they made a trade to bring in running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins, to give them another back to pair with veteran LeGarrette Blount.
Could Howie Roseman make another move to try and add another piece to what has been a perfect team to this point?
One issue is, if they make a trade, where do they add?
If you add another pass rusher, who losses snaps, Brandon Graham or Josh Sweat? They already can't get first-round pick Jordan Davis on the field enough, Nakobe Dean has bare stepped on the field and they added CJ Gardner-Johnson before the season started to add to the safety spot.
On offense, the line is as asolid as any in the NFL, they have one of the top tight ends in football and maybe the best tandem of wide receivers in football.
How about running back? Just like 2017, maybe they add an other running back to the mix to give them a different look at times.
On Thursday's edition of The Sports Bash, ESPN senior National Correspondent Sal Paolantonio gave me four running backs that he would like to see the Eagles target if they male a trade.
1. Rex Burkhead, Houston Texans.
Burkhead is a great pass catching back out-of-the-backfield, who can be a big weapon on third-down. He is a veteran who has played in some big games with the Patriots and wouldn't need a lot of snaps to make an impact in the offense.
2. Brandon Bolden, Las Vegas Raiders.
Bolden is another veteran back, who would be a specialty player for the Eagles, Bolden is a good pass catcher, catching 41 ballas last season in New England and could also add to the Eagles special teams, which have struggled this season.
3. Latavius Murray, Denver Broncos.
Murray is another veteran player who could come in a be a power back for the Eagles. At 6-foot-3, 230, Murray could give he Eagles that short yardage and goaline back, giving he team another option with Jalen Hurts doing much of the work in short-yardage situations.
4. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns.
Hunt is a much different player than the three players listed above, he might be the lead back if the Eagles brought him in, or at least be in a split carry situation with Miles Sanders.
Hunt is one of the better backs in the league, but the Browns are going nowhere. In his last game, he carried just four times for 12 yards. He is also a capable pass catcher and would be a very intriguing addition to the Eagles offense.
The NFL trade deadline in Nov 1.