The conventional wisdom is that the Eagles won’t be able to make a deal for a veteran receiver after acquiring tackle Jason Peters from the Bills. Eagles team President Joe Banner, however, did not rule out the possibility in speaking with the Philadelphia Inquirer, but didn’t mention Anquan Boldin, Chad Ochocinco and Braylon Edwards — three veteran receivers believed to be on the trade block — by name.
- “We’re always looking for players that we think can make us better,” Banner said. “I think we’ve proven many times that we’d be willing to do what it takes, whether it be a trade or do something with somebody’s contract in order to get them here.”
- “There are teams that start the year with only one first-round draft pick and they’ve traded them,” Banner said. “If we made another trade with a first-round draft pick, we’d just be in the same position as them. I think we’ll do whatever we evaluate to be the best move with any of the available players … Some of the evaluation is about the quality of what we have at certain positions.”
The Eagles dealt the 28th pick in the draft for Peters, but still hold the 21st overall selection. NFL.com’s experts are near unanimous in believing that the Eagles will pick Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno if they keep the pick.