NFL trade deadline: 10 veterans the Eagles could consider moving for more assets

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The 2-5 Eagles are likely another loss from becoming sellers at the trade deadline and even amid the uncertainty surrounding the coaching staff, there’s talent on the roster.

Philadelphia has tons of draft capital and the next best thing would be to acquire even more assets going forward.

Here are 10 Eagles’ veterans that Howie Roseman could consider moving on from.

1. LT Andre Dillard

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Dillard makes the list because he can bring back the most compensation from a team looking for a left tackle of the future or plug in during an urgent playoff run.

2. WR Greg Ward

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Every team needs a good slot receiver and Ward is averaging less than 20 snaps per game playing behind Quez Watkins and Jalen Reagor.

3. RB Miles Sanders

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The often underused Sanders is extremely explosive but seems destined to become a star on a different roster. Sanders like Dillard and others could get you a third or fourth-round pick.

4. DT Fletcher Cox

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Cox makes the list because he can get huge assets back and Lane Johnson is more likely to walk away and retire at the season’s end than the defensive tackle.

Cox is due $14,946,820 in 2022, non guaranteed.

5. LB Genard Avery

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Avery has started 5 of 7 games this season, logging 27 tackles, 2 quarterback hits, and 1 tackle for loss. Since the Eagles don’t believe in blitzing the quarterback, Avery’s services are no longer needed.

6. DE Derek Barnett

Barnett will be a free agent at season’s end and depending on what happens with Brandon Graham, the former 2017 first-round pick could be dealt if Philadelphia doesn’t plan on signing him to a long-term deal.

7. LB Alex Singleton

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The Eagles’ leading tackler, Singleton isn’t the most physically imposing linebacker, he’s not the fastest and he’s become a liability in pass coverage.

8. CB Steven Nelson

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One of the bright spots from Howie Roseman’s value signings, Nelson has played well at the cornerback spot opposite Darius Slay and could be enticing for a playoff contender looking to survive postseason shootouts with the NFL’s top offenses.

9. LB T.J. Edwards

Oct 10, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Philadelphia Eagles middle linebacker T.J. Edwards (57) blocks a punt by Carolina Panthers punter Joseph Charlton (3) during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

A run stuffing linebacker who gets exposed in the passing game, Edwards can be a two-down linebacker for the right team along with being a special teams dynamo.

10. S Marcus Epps

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A solid safety with good ball skills, Epps has started 2 of the Eagles 7 games this season, logging 33 tackles and 1 pass defended.

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