The Philadelphia Eagles tried to trade for Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan according to a report from Bob Gortz. The Eagles reportedly offered Brandon Graham and a second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft for the defensive end.
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is familiar with Jordan going back to their days together at Oregon so the appeal is understandable, and while that wasn’t enough to get a deal done Grotz suggested a first round pick might get the deal done. Philly Mag writes that they agree with the first round pick deal being enough, but added that they believe trade talks aren’t dead.
Bob Grotz’s report that the Eagles offered Graham and a second-round pick for Dion Jordan is no surprise to us. We have heard similar whispers and agree with the sentiment that Graham and the No. 22 overall pick gets it done.
There is little question that Chip Kelly is a big fan of Jordan. Tom Gamble reportedly covets the former Duck as well. Enough to part with a first round pick in a supposedly loaded draft? Not so sure about that. But I don’t think these talks are dead necessarily.
In Grotz’ article he breaks down the trade scenarios that would best work out including a post-June 1st trade allowing the Dolphins to spread out Jordan’s cap hit.