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Did the Eagles do enough at the trade deadline?

Eagles make a move at NFL trade deadline

Now if I was General Manager the Eagles would have acquired David Johnson, Patrick Peterson and maybe even another big name. Luckily Eagles fans I’m not the General Manager and this is not Madden. What the Eagles did do is acquire Detroit Lions receiver, Golden Tate. Now after about a month of talk about a potential deal with Le’Veon Bell or Peterson, the Eagles still made out very well at the NFL Trade Deadline.

With Bell refusing to sign his franchise tender that meant he could not be traded. With teams like the Saints, Patriots, Rams, and Chiefs out there you can never have enough offense. So Eagles fans are we satisfied with this move?

More to be desired?

The Eagles did not acquire a running back. This means that the team will move forward with Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement, and Darren Sproles. The Eagles must feel confident in this group to lead them through the rest of the season. Honestly, this might not be the worst thing in the world. Bell will be a free agent and they could go after him. However, most likely they can just resort to the draft. Last week Adams ran for a career-high 61 yards so maybe he can emerge. Smallwood also took a screen pass 36 yards for a touchdown. While Clement has disappointed the last few weeks maybe he can emerge and Sproles can stay healthy.

No secondary Help

The Eagles also could have used some help in the secondary but chose to pass. Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was traded to the Washington Redskins. While the secondary play has been inconsistent the defense is on par with how they played last year. The offense, however, is down in scoring so maybe they can find their grove coming off the bye week.

Tate can be Golden for the Eagles

In Tate, the Eagles are gaining a veteran receiver with a chip on his shoulder that will fit right in. Tate is coming off back to back 1,000-yard seasons and is on pace for a third straight. In Detroit with Stafford Tate really emerged as one of the top slot receivers in the game. He is one of two receivers to record 90 plus receptions in each of the last four seasons. He also was able to play with Russell Wilson and won Super Bowl XLVIII. Tate will be a free agent after the season and the Eagles could look to bring him back. He joins Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor to form a very talented trio of recivers. Add in Zach Ertz and Carson Wentz arsenal of weapons is even more formidable.

This isn’t a groundbreaking trade but it is a trade that gives the Eagles another capable receiver that can make plays when needed. Tates first game in midnight green comes on November 11th in prime time as the Eagles host the Cowboys on Sunday night football. The last time matchup up with the Cowboys in week four he went for 132 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions. Considering Dallas sent a first rounder to the Raiders for Amari Cooper i think the Eagles made out pretty good.

What grade do you give the Eagles at the NFL trade deadline?

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Andre Johnson

Senior at York College of PA. From Laurel Maryland Fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles #FlyEaglesFly Twitter & IG: Nevers_Failures

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