Eagles rumors: Philadelphia exploring trading Rasul Douglas
The Philadelphia Eagles managed to make a splash with the acquisition of former Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay. As a result, it seems they are starting to make some room in the secondary.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Eagles are looking to trade cornerback Rasul Douglas:
Per multiple league sources, the Eagles are shopping cornerback Rasul Douglas.
The Eagles made quite the investment in order to secure Slay for the long haul after parting ways with a third-round and fifth-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Lions. They then followed it up by signing him to a three-year deal worth $50 million that includes $30 million guaranteed. While it was a huge addition for them, they will now need to shore up some much-needed cap space for the rest of the offseason.
Of course, it remains to be seen just what kind of return they are looking for in exchange for Douglas. He came into the league as a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and immediately helped provide some quality depth to the secondary. Despite his promise early on, he has struggled to develop into a bonafide starter and is now entering a contract year following an underwhelming 2019 NFL season.
Philadelphia has put an emphasis on fortifying their secondary this offseason after complementing the addition of Slay by re-signing safety Rodney McLeod and defensive back Jalen Mills while also agreeing to terms with safety Will Parks. This has seemingly left Douglas as the odd man out heading into the 2020 NFL season.