The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the Tennessee Titans in an NFL trade finalized on Tuesday, confirmed multiple reports.
The Eagles gave up offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, a 2012 fifth-round pick in the deal, and head coach Chip Kelly adds depth in Philadelphia’s offense.
The Eagles-Titans trade is being reported by multiple sources and on Twitter:
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 16, 2016
The Titans traded WR Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles a year after taking him in the 2nd round.https://t.co/oRw2lkZ3BG
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) August 16, 2016
🚨🚨🚨 TRADE ALERT! 🚨🚨🚨
— NFL (@NFLsportsgroup) August 16, 2016
Dennis Kelly was useful for Philadelphia and has been with the team the last four seasons but has only played in 30 games, starting 15 for the Eagles. He is a versatile tackle and played at right tackle, right guard and left the guard in his stint in Philadelphia.
The most intriguing part of the deal is how Green-Beckham will fit in Chip Kelly’s system. In his rookie year, the 23-year-old wide receiver had 549 receiving yards on 32 receptions with four touchdowns in all 16 regular season games with the Titans. Green-Beckham was drafted as the 40th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft in the second round.
The trade is expected to help both the Eagles and Titans in the upcoming 2016 NFL Season. The Eagles will add Green-Beckham as an additional target alongside Jordan Matthews.
Meanwhile, the Titans had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last season and Kelly will add experience for the team. Featuring DeMarco Murray, Bishop Sankey, and rookie Derrick Henry in the running game, Kelly will help open up some space in Tennessee’s running game.
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