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Could the Eagles trade WR Jordan Matthews?

4/21/2017 10:25:55 AM
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Beat writer Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice believes "it would make a lot of sense" for the Eagles to trade wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

His reasoning makes some sense. The 24-year-old Matthews, a second-round draft pick by the Eagles out of Vanderbilt in 2014, is entering the final year of his rookie deal and Kempski does not expect the team to offer him a contract extension at any point. If Eagles GM Howie Roseman is not a long-term believer in his slot receiver, then he has two choices: trade Matthews for a potential Day 2 pick or let him play out his deal and possibly land a third-round compensatory pick for 2019. Matthews is effective out of the slot but has yet to post a 1,000-yard season.

The Eagles drastically overhauled their wideout corps this offseason by signing free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith but all three of the team's projected starters are essentially working on one-year deals. It would not be a shock to see the team overhaul the position again in 2018.

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