Report: Eagles still looking to acquire a wide receiver before trade deadline

Report: Eagles still looking to acquire a wide receiver before trade deadline

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Report: Eagles still looking to acquire a wide receiver before trade deadline

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The NFL trade deadline is only two days away, but the Philadelphia Eagles are still being active, trying to upgrade the wide receiver position.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the Eagles remain focused on trying to make a deadline deal for a wide receiver. Florio also reports that the trade talks with the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver Torrey Smith are not dead yet.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Eagles were discussing a trade with the 49ers for Smith but both sides denied those talks.

It is not surprising to see the Eagles still trying to acquire a wide receiver such as Smith because they need a playmaker like him, who can open up the offense for the other wide receivers. If the Eagles were to acquire Smith, they would have him for the foreseeable future as he just signed a five-year, $40 million contract in 2015 with San Francisco.

With that being said, it would be interesting to see what the Eagles would have to give up to get Smith because of how many years he has left on his contract.

The Eagles desperately need a playmaker at the wide receiver position to increase their chances of winning the NFC East this season. If you look around the division, each team besides the Eagles have playmakers at the wide receiver spot.

Finally, here is something else to keep in mind if the Eagles cannot trade for Smith. According to Mary Kay Calbot of Cleveland.com, the Browns will likely try to trade wide receiver Josh Gordon, who just wrapped up a 30-day stint at an inpatient treatment facility in New Hampshire.

The Eagles could grab Gordon if the price is right, but he still has to go through the reinstatement process with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The next 48 hours should be fun around the NovaCare Complex to see if Howie Roseman can pull off another trade.

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