Could the Birds have a trade partner for Jason Kelce?
8 May 2017 Eagles News
On Monday NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Saints C Max Unger suffered a foot injury and will miss up to 5 months.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 8, 2017
While Jason Kelce has been mentioned as a possible trading chip over the last couple of months, perhaps the moment has arisen. Howie Roseman has been adamant this off-season saying that Jason Kelce is a part of the Eagles plans. If you look at the Eagles interior depth, you would notice that they have plenty of potential replacements for Kelce’s services.
Last year, the Eagles drafted Isaac Seumalo who has positional versatility and can play at both the guard and center positions The Eagles made it a point to re-sign Stefen Wisniewski in the off-season and he also has the ability to be an interchangeable player for the Birds this coming season.
With the Eagles in high need of a running back to shoulder the load, it seems as Wendall Smallwood will be the closest thing the Eagles have as a player to fit that mold. Philadelphia looks headed for a true running-back-by-committee, with Smallwood, Darren Sproles and 4th round rookie Donnel Pumprhey, but a possible trade for RB Mark Ingram would easily upgrade the position. In a shared role, the Saints’ ball-carrier rushed for 1043 yards, with 6 touchdowns on the ground. In the air, Ingram added in 46 receptions for 319 yards and 4 scores.
Now, with the Saints signing Adrian Peterson and drafting Alvin Kamara in the third round, where does this exactly leave room for Ingram moving forward? My guess, the price would have to be right for the Saints to move on from Ingram, with the fact that Adrian Peterson has missed 2 of his last 3 seasons and rookie Alvin Kamara is still wet behind the ears. If the Saints don’t feel comfortable with Unger’s replacement, a trade could be in the back of their minds.