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Who could the Eagles target from 49ers?

Louie DiBiase

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It appears the Eagles could be cooking up another trade. This time with the San Francisco 49ers.

What could Howie Roseman be looking for from San Francisco? The Eagles have already taken care of their DT, WR, and LB needs in free agency by trading for DeSean Jackson, signing Malik Jackson, and L.J. Fort.

They locked up their offensive line core keeping Jason Peters and extending both Jason Kelce and Issac Seumalo.

They even added to the log jam that is the CB position by bringing back Ronald Darby on a one-year deal.

Here are some players the 49ers could be willing to deal to the Eagles that makes sense for Philadelphia.

 

RB Matt Breida

With the signing of RB Tevin Coleman, the 49ers could be looking to shop one of their running backs.

Breida makes the most sense of anyone on the 49ers for the Eagles to have interest in. At just 24, Breida is young, and on an inexpensive contract which are two things Roseman loves to deal for.

After Jerick McKinnon went down last season, Breida carried the 49ers backfield finishing with 814 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.

He averaged 5.3 YPC and early on in the season, he was averaging over 7.0 YPC.

That fast start included a Week 2 showing against Detroit that resulted in 138 rushing yards on just 12 carries.

Breida is explosive in short areas, and has the receiving skills Doug Pederson’s offense loves to have in the backfield.

The third year running back surpassed 1,000 yards from scrimmage and would be an all-around weapon the Eagles desperately need at RB.

 

RB Jerick McKinnon 

If the 49ers decide to keep Breida as Coleman’s counter-part in the backfield, that could spell the end of Jerick McKinnon in San Francisco before it even got started.

The former Viking signed with the 49ers last offseason and was expected to be Kyle Shanahan’s new version of Coleman but he tore his ACL before the season started.

McKinnon still has three years left on his contract with a $5.7 million cap hit in 2019.

He is only 26 and like Breida, McKinnon can make defenses pay on the ground and through the air.

In 2017 after Dalvin Cook suffered a season-ending injury, McKinnon became an important piece to Minnesota’s offense finishing with 570 rushing yards and 421 receiving yards.

Between 2016 and 2017, McKinnon had 94 receptions. Much like in Shanahan’s offense, Pederson’s offense is better with that kind of RB.

 

DE Solomon Thomas

The former third overall pick in the 2017 draft hasn’t met that potential in his first two years with the 49ers.

Thomas has just four sacks in two seasons but he could be another young (24 years old), buy-low trade target Howie Roseman takes a chance on.

The 49ers would likely be more willing to deal Thomas after trading and extending DE Dee Ford. San Francisco also holds the second overall pick in a draft class that even Roseman labeled “historic” when it comes to pass rushers.

With Chris Long’s future up in the air, Thomas could be someone the Eagles bring in to compete with Josh Sweat and a rookie if Long doesn’t think more playing time is coming his way for the 2019 season.

 

If the Eagles do make a trade with the 49ers, San Francisco’s loaded backfield is likely where Philadelphia would like to grab a play-maker from. Expect a deal to involve a draft pick but don’t be surprised if someone like Jalen Mills is also involved.

The CB group is now six-deep after re-signing Darby. With four other young, promising corners to develop and Mills hitting free agency in 2020, it seems likely Philadelphia could look to get some value for him now.

The 49ers already have Richard Sherman and signed former Chargers CB Jason Verrett this offseason but Mills has the versatility to play outside, in the slot, or even at safety.

Mills or a late pick for McKinnon/Breida could make sense for both sides.

Louie, an Eagles, and NFL enthusiast all his life has finally found his home to share his thousands of takes on the Philadelphia Eagles with Locked on Eagles. Louie also works in Buffalo sports radio as a writer, host, and producer for WGR Sports Radio 550 the official home of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He may be far from the nest, but Louie bleeds green just like the rest of Eagles Nation. Fly Eagles Fly.

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On today’s Locked On Eagles:

Could rookie WR Quez Watkins be the next late-round steal for the Eagles?

Louie sits down with one of the best up and coming college coaches in Southern Miss WR Coach Scotty Walden to discuss what the Eagles have in Watkins. Walden gets into the maturation he saw from Watkins throughout college both on and off the field, his elite speed, and the other strengths and weaknesses of his game

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All-Time Eagles Simulation Game #1: Louie vs Lars

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Louie DiBiase takes on Lars Lewis in the Locked On Eagles “All-Time Eagles Simulation” season opener!

A battle between Carson Wentz and Randall Cunningham kicks off the regular season stage of the simulation through Madden 2004.

Team Louie:                                                                                                

QB- Carson Wentz                                                                         

RB- Ricky Watters                                                                                

RB-Jay Ajayi                                                                                              

WR- Harold Carmichael                                                                              

WR- Jeremy Maclin                                                                                    

WR- Nelson Agholor                                                                                    

TE- Zach Ertz and Keith Jackson                                                              

OT- Bob Brown                                                                                            

OG- Evan Mathis                                                                                        

C- Stefen Wisniewski                                                                                  

OG- Jim Ringo                                                                                               

OT- Lane Johnson   

                                                                                    

DE- Clyde Simmons                                                                                     

DT- Fletcher Cox                                                                                           

DT- Mike Patterson                                                                                       

DE- Greg Brown                                                                                           

LB- Mychal Kendricks                                                                                  

LB- DeMeco Ryans                                                                                       

LB- Frank LeMaster                                                                                       

CB- Sheldon Brown                                                                                        

CB- Brandon Boykin                                                                                        

CB- Lito Sheppard                                                                                        

S- Wes Hopkins                                                                                                

S- Rodney McLeod       

         

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RB- LeSean McCoy

RB- Harold Carmichael

WR- DeSean Jackson

WR- Irving Fryar

WR- Fred Barnett

TE- Dallas Goedert and Pete Retzlaff

OT- Al Wistert

OG- Shawn Andrews

C- David Alexander

OG- Brandon Brooks

OT- Jerry Sismore

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DT- Michael Bennett 

DT- Jevon Kearse

DE- Hugh Douglas

LB- Byron Evans

LB- Seth Joyner

LB- Bill Berey

CB- Eric Allen

CB- Avonte Maddox

CB- Roynell Young

S- Cre’Von LeBlanc

S- Andre Watters

                                                                 

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