Eagles trade for Broncos rookie cornerback as trade deadline clock strikes midnight

The Philadelphia Eagles held on to Fletcher Cox, and actually added to their defense at the trade deadline thanks to the Broncos.

Cox showed tremendous gratitude to Philly fans after the Eagles chose to hold on to the longtime defensive lineman on Instagram. The vet clearly loves being in Philadelphia, and Eagles fans love him back.

Sure, the Eagles aren’t necessarily close to contention, but for general manager Howie Roseman to punt on him for a mid-round draft pick would be a curious decision.

The Eagles did add to their secondary, however, courtesy of the Broncos. Philadelphia acquired cornerback Kary Vincent, Jr. for a sixth-round draft pick, per Tom Pelissero.

Eagles add before trade deadline

Vincent, Jr. has been inactive for all eight Broncos games so far this season, but the Eagles clearly see something in him. The LSU product was a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by Denver.

Expect Vincent to play both the slot and nickel cornerback in Philadelphia, should he get playing time. Given he as inactive for all of Denver’s games so far, it was a safe bet that Vincent was going to be released if the deadline passed, so rather than potentially lose his services in the open market, the Eagles preferred to trade a late-round pick for him.

For the Broncos, this makes all the sense in the world. They selected Vincent, Jr. in the seventh round, and acquired a sixth-round pick for him. What’s not to love? On the surface, that feels like an obvious upgrade.

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