Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis (28) runs the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles Trade RB Dion Lewis to Browns for LB Emmanuel Acho.


New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly continues to make his impact on the team’s roster felt. The latest move came on Thursday  morning when it was announced the Eagles have traded running back Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker Emmanuel Acho.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

Lewis has only 36 carries in his two NFL seasons for 171 yards and two touchdowns, but it is important to note Lewis was buried on the Eagles depth chart and played for a coach who had a pass happy offense. In Cleveland, he could be an excellent change of pace back for the Browns and provide some relief for workhorse back Trent Richardson.

Acho was a sixth-round pick for the Browns in 2012, but he was placed on injured reserve after suffering a leg injury.

The trade gives both teams young, promising talents and provides depth at positions of need. It’s a win-win for both sides.

Tags: Cleveland Browns Dion Lewis Emmanuel Acho Philadelphia Eagles

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.stutzman.7374 Mike Stutzman

    Dion Lewis was a stud in college. He never had the chance in Philly to go all out. Its not that he didnt produce for the Eagles, they just didnt need to use him much. This is a very nice pick up for Cleveland. Dion could very well end up with the #2 RB spot.