RUMOR: Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery ‘very clearly available’ for trade
The Philadelphia Eagles are currently in a precarious situation, especially within a struggling NFC East competition. With a tight race, a win or a loss could rapidly change a team’s position in the divisional standings. Even with a dismal 2-4-1 record, the team still finds themselves in the top spot of the division.
Amidst the uncertainty of the team’s direction moving forward, the Eagles are definite that they are open to trading away veterans in wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and even tight end Zach Ertz.
“The Eagles have gotten a lot of calls on their players as well, which makes sense given how their season’s gone and where their cap is the next couple of years. Alshon Jeffery is very clearly available. There have been calls on tight end Zach Ertz, too, and Philly delaying a day or two on moving Ertz to IR raised some eyebrows—this year, you have to designate guys on IR as having major or minor injuries, and guys categorized as having minor injuries can’t be traded. The Eagles designated Ertz as a minor injury, so that’s that on him.”
The Eagles join the New Orleans Saints who are going over $260 million in salary cap for next year, while the Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Rams, and the Atlanta Falcons are over $200 million. This could serve as a crucial factor in the players that the Philly-based squad is going to retain in their team for next year.
Jeffery has been dealing with a nagging foot injury which has kept him out of action for the entirety of the 2020 NFL season thus far. Ertz has not been his usual self and has only scored a touchdown through six games played this season. He also recently sustained an ankle injury in the Eagles’ encounter against the Baltimore Ravens which will sideline him for the next three to four weeks.
The upcoming NFL trade deadline should prove to be interesting for the Eagles with team general manager Howie Roseman looking to make moves to improve his roster and be able to salvage a dismal campaign in 2020.