The Philadelphia Eagles were wheeling and dealing once again, this time shipping away a former second-round pick.
The Eagles a 2018 fourth-round pick from the New England Patriots in exchange for cornerback Eric Rowe, the team officially announced Wednesday.
This deal hit a snag yesterday, when it was reported that the Eagles were also getting offensive guard Josh Kline in exchange for Rowe. Not only was Kline removed from the deal, he was ultimately cut by New England. It was reported that the Eagles would immediately shop Kline upon acquiring him.
Rowe was taken in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Eagles out of Utah. He picked off one pass and started five games for the Eagles during his rookie campaign.
The Patriots on the other hand could be making a minimal investment in a talented prospect. Rowe was a star at Utah, recording 59 total tackles, one interception and 13 pass deflections during his final season with the Utes. He should serve as mainly a depth player for a Patriots secondary that finished 17th in the league against the pass.