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Rumor: Eagles taking aggressive approach to trade deadline after sluggish start


After an appearance in the 2019 NFL Playoffs, the Philadelphia Eagles were expected to be one of the best teams in the NFL in 2020. However, injuries to key players and Carson Wentz’s struggles have derailed the start of this season.

Still, the Eagles are alive in the NFC East because it’s terrible, and general manager Howie Roseman is prepared to be aggressive ahead of the trade deadline. Roseman wants to add more talent and go for it.

Via CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora:

The Eagles have had a slow start and been ravaged by injuries to certain position groups but remain very much alive in a brutal NFC East and are aggressively approaching the trade deadline, league sources said.

Roseman is one of the league’s most proactive executives and is already on the lookout for any additions to help the team. The linebacker room has dealt with criticisms in recent weeks for repeated coverage breakdowns and getting beat by opposing offensive players on the field, so that’s a clear area for a possible upgrade.

Wentz’s struggles certainly aren’t helping matters in Philly. He’s having the worst season of his career in part due to the recent roster shuffle. The Eagles remain optimistic that many of the injured veterans will be able to return soon, including veteran wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery.

Luckily for the Philly-based squad, their division rivals aren’t doing any better either. With a 1-3-1 record, they are just closely trailing the Dallas Cowboys, who currently hold a 2-3 tally and recently lost quarterback Dak Prescott with a season-ending ankle injury.

The Eagles will face a tough task in their Week 6 matchup against the contending Baltimore Ravens, followed by an easier schedule composed of home games against the New York Giants and Cowboys before the Nov. 3 trade deadline.