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Should Eagles cut bait, trade Jalen Reagor if interest grows?

The Philadelphia Eagles could reportedly make wide receiver Jalen Reagor available for the trade.

With the 2022 NFL Draft fast approaching, Jalen Reagor’s time with the Philadelphia Eagles could be coming to an end.

According to Inside the Birds’ Geoff Mosher, the former TCU first-round pick wide receiver has a relatively robust trading market. “Other teams will be interested in taking on Reagor,” Mosher wrote. “The teams have already called to verify the receiver’s availability in the third year.”

In two seasons with the Eagles, Reagor has 64 catches for 695 yards and three touchdowns. While Howie Roseman is still the general manager that drafted him 21st overall, Nick Sirianni wasn’t the team’s head coach during his rookie season. To make matters worse, the very next pick in the 2020 NFL Draft was LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson for the Minnesota Vikings.

Given the dead cap issues, it makes a lot more sense for the Eagles to sell Reagor before June 1 ($3,605,700) than release him ($7,841,763). The Eagles would save some money instead of cutting him. Of course, if a decision is made about Reagor after June 1st, the effects of the dead-cap will be far less punitive. This would result in Philadelphia receiving compensation for the 2023 NFL draft.

With a fifth-year option still on the table for a potential commercial partner, Reagor is valuable for that reason.

The Philadelphia Eagles could make wide receiver Jalen Reagor available for the trade

Simply put, the Eagles must get exponentially better in the receiving game if they are to secure a return to the NFL playoffs. While The Birds surpassed massively to become No. 7 a season ago, they could drop a few spots in the standings because they no longer have the surprise factor they once had when everyone thought the team was being rebuilt.

Keep in mind that Philadelphia was the main team interested in trading for troubled Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley this offseason. Atlanta would have dealt the former Alabama first-rounder to Philadelphia if the Falcons hadn’t caught wind of the upcoming gambling allegations that led to Ridley’s suspension for the entire 2022 NFL campaign.

Ultimately, the Eagles were clearly sniffing at drafting some wide receivers. While DeVonta Smith appears to be a success, Reagor has not and JJ Arçega-Whiteside appears to be a massive bust. Since this is a deep receiver draft, maybe Roseman can right a mistake from a few years and give Jalen Hurts the wideout he needs to thrive in this league? The growth of Hurts is so phenomenal.

All it takes is for a team to have a keen interest in Reagor before the Eagles part ways for good.

https://fansided.com/2022/04/12/jalen-reagor-eagles-trade-interest/ Should Eagles cut bait, trade Jalen Reagor if interest grows?

John Verrall

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