The Philadelphia Eagles are still trying to get a deal done for a wide receiver in advance of the NFL’s trade deadline, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
There don’t seem to be a ton of receivers potentially on the open market, but the report does state that the Eagles and San Francisco 49ers have been engaged in discussions about a trade involving Torrey Smith.
Actually, Florio describes that possibility as “still not dead,” so take that for what you will. Smith was linked to the Eagles earlier in the week. He’s in his second year with the 49ers and, unfortunately, he has not been the playmaking receiver the 49ers hoped when they signed him in free agency.
Of course, that’s with Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick throwing the football. The 49ers’ pass offense has been terrible, and Smith can hardly be blamed for quarterbacks who simply can’t get him the football. A known deep threat, Smith would give the Philadelphia offense a new dynamic and he would be a valuable weapon for rookie quarterback Carson Wentz.
The trade deadline is on Tuesday though, and that doesn’t leave much time to get a deal done. The report makes it clear that it’s unknown whether or not the Eagles are targeting a receiver other than Smith or if he is the only one they are focused on at this point.