Eagles trade Jordan Matthews to Bills for Ronald Darby

Bills trade Watkins to Rams get Matthews from Eagles

Bills trade Watkins to Rams get Matthews from Eagles

The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder had 225 receptions for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns. Matthews caught 67 passes for 872 yards and eight touchdowns last season and seemed poise to be team's starting slot receiver this fall.

It is no secret the Eagles had their concerns with the cornerback position.

With Darby heading to Philadelphia, the Eagles sent the Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Tight end Zach Ertz and Trey Burton are also reliable pass catchers who operate around the same area of the field that Matthews does.

"Hard to pull the trigger on a trade like that when you're giving up that kind of player and person", said Roseman.

Fans will remember how you never took a play off, how you never backed down from going over the middle, and how you never gave up on this football team.

They signed free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith and then drafted Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson. "He has done real good". Matthews was nursing a sore knee while Agholor stepped in and showed promise for a breakout year. As a result, it's clear to see that Matthews will be expected to assume No. 1 receiver duties upon his arrival.

"This is a passing-driven league", Roseman said. This would definitely have limited Matthews' snaps. Darby's sophomore season wasn't stellar like his first, but he was earning praise in August training. "You look around the league, and it is a corner-deficient league".

Even better, Darby has two years left on his deal, which is why the Eagles needed to throw in a 2018 third-rounder to make it happen.

Such was the case on Friday when the Eagles GM made a decision to shake up his secondary with a major trade. If Sidney Jones is able to fully come back from his Achilles' injury, the Eagles could have a solid corner duo for years to come.

"It hurts when people you care about leave", Roseman said.

Darby, the Bills' second-round draft pick in 2015, appeared in 29 games for Buffalo over the last two seasons. Matthews has been the one constant for the Eagles the last three years, and with so many new faces, Matthews was a source of familiarity.

"A lot of priorities go into building a team that consistently competes for championships, and having a group of cornerbacks that are young and can grow together is very important".

The Eagles entered the offseason incredibly thin at corner. The Vanderbilt product was a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The response, in a word, is heartening. "We're encouraged by the progress. "(Matthews) you'll always be my boy both on & off the field. Subscriptions start as low as 25¢ per day.

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