What they’re saying nationally about Eagles after trading for DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson

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The Eagles went from vulnerable to loaded in the secondary this offseason after signing James Bradberry and trading for C.J. Gardner-Johnson just hours before the 53-man roster deadline.

The team believes an upgrade was needed after releasing or waiving Jaquiski Tartt, Anthony Harris, and Andre Chachere after an ugly performance against the Dolphins.

With the team now set to put together a practice squad and prepare for the Jets, the national media is saying a lot about the addition of Gardner-Johnson.

Ian Rapoport

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NFL Media started things off with a shocking announcement.

Rod Walker

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Saints say the move is just business and nothing personal and even prepared for the move during the 2022 NFL draft.

Tom Peliserro

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The trash talker is headed to Philadelphia to start at safety as an impact player.

John Clark

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The Eagles already have plenty of attitude on the roster, and Gardner-Johnson will add more intensity.

Eliot Shorr-Parks

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The Eagles’ secondary can now line it up with anybody.

Bill Barnwell

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C.J. Gardner-Johnson is a Philly athlete from the top to the bottom, and he’ll fit right in with a fan base that keeps it 100% of the time.

Benjamin Allbright

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Pat Beverley of the NFL?

Birds vs. Boys

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Gardner-Johnson will draw a reaction from the Eagles’ opposition.

Jon Marks & Ike Reese on 94WIP

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Hatred for Tom Brady already makes C.J. a fan favorite.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire