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:
Chip Kelly keeps remaking roster: Eagles traded RB Dion Lewis to Browns for LB Emmanuel Acho.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 11, 2013
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.