NFL trade deadline: Eagles stay quiet as deadline passes

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Eagles stay quiet as NFL trade deadline passes originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles didn’t make a move as the NFL’s 4 p.m. trade deadline passed on Tuesday.

For the most part, the team they have now is the team they’ll have for the rest of the season. They won’t have to worry about it anymore.

“You always want to address anything beforehand – but there are a lot of things and we can't really live in rumor world either though, if you know what I'm saying, because there are a lot of rumors out there,” head coach Nick Sirianni said on Monday.

“So, my experience is just to be honest with players and just talk to players and be openly communicating with them. Rumors are sometimes just that, so there is nothing to talk about.”

In the last week or so the two names brought up by some reporters in trade rumors were Fletcher Cox and Andre Dillard. Both remain on the Eagles for at least the rest of 2021.

Cox, 30, sent the internet into a brief tizzy when he posted a couple photos with the caption “FOREVER PHILLY!!!!!!” with two hearts. But he will continue his career with the Eagles.

While the Eagles didn’t make any moves on Tuesday, they did make a couple over the last few weeks.

As a reminder, here’s a look back at the two trades they made:

Eagles got: 2022 fifth-round pick, CB Tay Gowan

Cardinals got: Zach Ertz

The Eagles traded away Ertz six games into the season after an offseason of speculation. This trade gave Ertz to continue his career with a Super Bowl contender as the top tight end and it also allowed the Eagles to make Dallas Goedert their unquestioned No. 1 tight end too.

In Gowan, the Eagles got a 2021 sixth-round pick they liked coming out of UCF. The Cardinals picked him one spot before the Eagles’ third sixth-round pick.

Eagles got: 2022 conditional sixth-round pick

Jets got: Joe Flacco

You can certainly question the Eagles decision to sign Flacco to a contract this offseason but the Eagles had since acquired Gardner Minshew and he was ready to be the backup. The Jets needed a quarterback after Zach Wilson’s injury. The Eagles traded away a conditional sixth-rounder to get Minshew so they got it back with this deal.

An important note: If this pick remains a sixth-rounder, it’s a sixth-rounder from Tampa Bay, so it’ll be significantly worse than you first thought.

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