The Philadelphia Eagles want to get a linebacker before the 2016 NFL season starts, according to reports. NFL Rumors on Tuesday state that the Eagles are willing to give up a tight end in a trade.
Jason LaCanfora of CBS tweeted that Philadelphia has been looking for inside linebackers around the league and also said that several NFL teams are looking for tight ends. Some fans concluded that LaCanfora is reporting that the Eagles want to trade one of their tight ends for a linebacker.
“Several teams calling around looking for TEs. Eagles have been trying to find an inside LB via trade. Things will intensify in few weeks,” he stated on Twitter. But LaCanfora clarified that the two things were not connected.
“Prior tweet is not implying the Eagles are trading a TE (and never states such). But they are looking for an inside LB….”, he stated after the first tweet.
Eagles tight ends include Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton, Chris Pantale and M.J. McFarland. Philadelphia will be going with Celek, who is a 10-year veteran.
Philadelphia is just likely to want another linebacker to add to their depth with Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks.
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The Eagles 2016 campaign is off to a bad start after reports of a likely 10-game suspension to starting tackle Lane Johnson. The four-year man will make the appeal to the league office but the NFL is likely to uphold the decision to ban him.
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