September 29 Philadelphia Daily News:
“The 1964 trade that sent quarterback Sonny Jurgensen to the Redskins notwithstanding, the Eagles have fared pretty well when they’ve made trades with division rivals.
Even the 1997 deal that allowed the Eagles to jump up and draft first-round megabust Jon Harris still netted the Birds Jeremiah Trotter. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
Here’s a look at the Eagles’ deals within the NFC East over the last 15 years:
* The Deal – April 23, 2010:
Traded a second-round pick (linebacker Sean Lee) to Dallas for a second-round pick (later dealt to Cleveland) and a fourth-round pick (tight Clay Harbor).
Bottom line – Lee, from Penn State, lost out on being included in nickel coverage and (while also fighting a hamstring injury) has been deactivated each game thus far. The Eagles used the second-rounder from Dallas to acquire other picks that eventually netted defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, quarterback Mike Kafka and wide receiver Riley Cooper.
* The Deal – April 4, 2010:
Traded quarterback Donovan McNabb to Washington for a second-round pick (safety Nate Allen) and a third- or fourth-round pick in 2011.
Bottom line – It’s been just three games, but Allen has been solid as the starting free safety.
* The Deal – April 28, 2007:
Traded a first-round pick (defensive end Anthony Spencer) to Dallas for a second-round pick (quarterback Kevin Kolb), a third-round pick (linebacker Stewart Bradley) and a fifth-round pick (safety C.J. Gaddis).
Bottom line – Spencer is a pretty good starting linebacker for Dallas and Bradley is the glue to the Eagles. It’s probably an even deal now, but if Kolb ever puts the clipboard down, it could swing in the Eagles favor.”
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