Earlier in the week, rumors had circulated the Philadelphia Eagles were interested in acquiring San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith via trade. Eagles coach Doug Pederson doused the flames on those rumors, however.
Pederson said there is “no legitimacy” to those trade rumors, according to NFL Network’s James Walker. He added he’s satisfied with the current group of receivers already in-house.
It would make sense for the Eagles to be interested in adding receiver help, whether they’re actually interested or not. Philadelphia’s leading receiver is Jordan Matthews, who has 25 receptions for 354 yards and 2 touchdowns. There are 66 other player with more receptions than Matthews.
After Matthews, there’s a slight drop off in production among the rest of Philadelphia’s pass catchers. Running back Darren Sproles is second on the team with 210 receiving yards and the next best wide receiver on the roster is Nelson Agholor, who has 18 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown.
The rest of Philadelphia’s receiving group includes Dorial Green-Beckham and Josh Huff, but both have had sporadic production through the first six games of the season.
Smith has underperformed in San Francisco and only has 13 receptions for 199 yards and 2 touchdowns on the year. It looks like he won’t be getting a change of scenery anytime soon.
The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. ET.