NFL trades are rare, but there’s an unfolding situation in Philadelphia that bears monitoring.
Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard is as disgruntled in Philadelphia as another Drew Rosenhaus client, Anquan Boldin, is in Arizona. While the Cardinals have shown zero willingness to trade Boldin, Rosenhaus believes there’s a chance the Eagles will trade Sheppard.
Sheppard is, in a text message that Rosenhaus sent this weekend, “still a strong candidate to be traded in the next few weeks.” In fact, one team offered the Eagles a fourth-round pick that Philadelphia flat-out rejected. The Eagles were offered at least one third-round pick during draft weekend.
Philadelphia is one of the league’s shrewdest teams to deal with — and that is meant in a complimentary way — so the only way it trades Sheppard is for an offer it feels it can’t refuse.
Right now the Eagles don’t have one. Rosenhaus hopes and thinks they will get one. But the Eagles will not trade Sheppard unless they get fair value — and right now there is no sign of it to come.