Eagles news: 49ers trade WR Marquise Goodwin to Philadelphia
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49ers trade WR Marquise Goodwin to Philadelphia Eagles

49ers, Eagles, Marquise Goodwin

The Philadelphia Eagles are making moves to address their need at wide receiver. After selecting TCU wideout Jalen Reagor with the 21st overall pick in the first round, the Eagles have gone out and acquired seven-year veteran Marquise Goodwin in a trade with the San Fransisco 49ers.

Per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Philadelphia has acquired the speedy receiver and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the compensation is a pick-swap of sixth rounders.

Goodwin, a third-round selection out of Texas in 2013 has spent the last three seasons in San Fransisco after playing his first four with the Buffalo Bills. The former Longhorn wowed scouts at the 2013 combine by running a 4.27 forty-yard dash.

He has been able to put that speed to good use during his career thus far. However, after a banner year in 2017 where he caught 56 passes for 962 yards and two touchdowns, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound pass-catcher has struggled to stay healthy in the last two seasons.

Goodwin has played a combined 20 games in the last two seasons, putting up 581 yards and five touchdowns during that time. The 49ers haven’t been shy about making it known the receiver would be on the trading block this offseason.

The Eagles’ wide receiver needs have also been well-known as of late. A string of injuries forced Philadelphia to rely on unproven talent deep down their depth chart throughout the 2019 season.

Receivers like Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and DeSean Jackson all missed multiple games last season and as a result, players like Greg Ward and JJ Arcega-Whiteside were forced into playing time.

Tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert and running back Miles Sanders were the team’s top three leading receivers last year, combining for 2,032 yards and 14 touchdowns.