The Philadelphia Eagles finally announced the trade of cornerback, Eric Rowe, to the New England Patriots.
TRADE: #Eagles acquire 2018 fourth-round draft pick from New England in exchange for CB Eric Rowe. pic.twitter.com/kGOSMUoGd8
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 7, 2016
The Eagles original deal with the Patriots included offensive guard, Josh Kline, and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2018 that could become a third-round pick with playing time. The Eagles second trade of shipping Kline elsewhere fell apart and the teams renegotiated the trade.
The Eagles received a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick from New England now in the Rowe deal. The pick can jump up into a third-round pick if Rowe plays 50% of the team’s snaps in 2016 or 2017.
The Eagles moving on from Rowe comes as little surprise now. He was regulated to third-team defense for majority of the preseason, while even playing behind seventh-round pick, Jalen Mills, and undrafted free agent, C.J. Smith.
Rowe’s fallout is surprising considering his play over the last five games of the 2016 season, but the team’s coaching staff just wasn’t high on Chip Kelly’s second-rounder in 2015.
Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles reporter, Jeff McLane, reports that the Eagles were planning on making Rowe inactive for the first game of the regular season this weekend versus the Cleveland Browns if the team couldn’t move him during that time.
The Eagles might not be done wheeling and dealing yet either. They’ve made C/OG Stefen Wisniewski and C/OG Josh Andrews available through trade as well. We’ll make sure to keep you updated on all Eagles news as it comes out.