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Players, Experts, Fans Weigh in on Jordan Matthews Trade

Players, Experts, Fans Weigh in on Jordan Matthews Trade”

In the other, the Bills shockingly made a decision to trade #Sammy Watkins, whom Buffalo drafted with the 4th overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft. The Bills previously acquired the Kansas City Chiefs' first-round pick when they traded down during the 2017 draft to select cornerback Tre'Davious White at No. 27.

Matthews (6-3, 212) and Watkins (6-1, 205) are close in physical stature. "Couldn't ask for a better teammate & friend".

"Hard to pull the trigger on a trade like that when you're giving up that kind of player and person", said Roseman. The young players behind - especially Kupp - should quickly surpass Woods and Austin, who are rotational receivers at best. "But we've got to do what we've got to do in the best interest of this team moving forward, and that's why we made the trade".

"This is a unique opportunity", Roseman told reporters Friday afternoon. Receiving a promising young player with multiple years left on his contract at a premium position is just as rare. You're all going to see it with your own eyes. Of Darby, Roseman said the third year corner has "rare speed" and noted his ability to break up passes consistently. He is now dealing with knee tendinitis, which kept him from practicing for a good portion of the spring. Then, last week, offensive coordinator Frank Reich talked about Matthews sharing the slot position with Agholor and perhaps rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey, as the coaching staff pursued matchups. Praise for Matthews in this camp has been sparing. Here are the latest details on these two different National Football League trade reports as they have happened.

By trading Matthews, 25, the Eagles lost one of their locker room leaders, however. Imagine where they'll rank next year if they sign their newest addition to a long-term deal. But playing devil's advocate, let's say they throw the ball 520 times and he gets a 20 percent target share, we're looking at 104 targets.

How bad have the Eagles' cornerbacks been?

First-year coach Sean McDermott is leading yet another rebuild of the Bills, shipping two of the team's top players out of Buffalo in separate trades Friday.

However, Matthews' departure could easily lead to Jeffery seeing even more targets from quarterback Carson Wentz this season which places a bit of a premium on these two getting on the field together at some point during the preseason to build on the chemistry that seemed to be budding during this spring's OTA and minicamp practices. The club also collected 2018 draft picks in the process, obtaining cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second-round choice from Los Angeles, and a third-round pick from Philadelphia along with Matthews ― an indication the moves are about the future. The Bills now have two first-rounders, two second-rounders and two third-rounders in 2018. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick to the Buffalo Bills and received Watkins in return.

The Eagles now have a nucleus of corners who are 23 or younger: Mills, Jones, Douglas and Darby.

The Eagles haven't won a playoff game since their cornerbacks were Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown, a pair of high 2002 draft picks.

The trade has a deep impact on two positions that were most in need of a revamp after last season.



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