Eagles still exploring a deadline deal for a receiver
The annual window for potential trades slams shut in two days. Although it’s generally quiet (for now), multiple sources tell PFT that one team remains focused on potentially upgrading one specific position.
The Eagles are looking for a receiver, and talks with the 49ers regarding the possibility of acquiring Torrey Smith are still not dead.
Smith was linked to the Eagles several days ago. The move would bring a true deep threat to Doug Pederson’s version of the West Coast offense, and having a legitimate deep threat tends to open up everything underneath.
It’s unclear whether the Eagles are targeting any other receiver, and it’s unknown who else would be willing to sell at this point. The bad teams are typically the most likely to dump players.
Even if a trade happens, the chances that it will spark significant improvement over the balance of 2016 are fairly slim. The plug-and-play approach rarely works in the midpoint of an NFL season, and the Eagles would surely be thinking about the potential gains for not just this year but beyond, if they do the deal.