There is growing speculation in mainstream media that the Buffalo Bills and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed in principal on a trade that will send OT Jason Peters from Buffalo to the Eagles for several picks in this and next years draft. The report currently resides on ESPN.com.
The Eagles were expected to draft an OT with one of their first round picks but instead have used one on a pro-bowl caliber starter who is also used to playing in cold weather. Peters has been disgruntled with the Bills for two seasons now threatening lengthy hold-outs while he tries to obtain a better contract.
According to the report, the Bills will receive the Eagles 28th pick in this years draft and a 4th rounder as well. Another pick in 2010 will also be going the Bills’ way. Peters is scheduled to fly to Philly later today and his agent is expected to begin talks with the Eagles on a new contract.
If this trade does indeed come to pass, it further makes the New England Patriot trade of Matt Cassel even more lopsided. The Patriots gave up Cassel and LB Mike Vrable for the 2nd overall pick in round 2. The Chicago Bears recently made headlines when they traded 2 first rounders plus to Denver for QB Jay Cutler.
With the draft 8 days away, more teams will look to make trades to either acquire more draft picks or key players. Anquan Boldin from Arizona, Brady Quinn, and Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns are but a few names that have surfaced in the last week as the draft quickly approaches.
The Miami Dolphins seem for now to be content in waiting for the draft to arrive. Considering they would like to add 3 more draft picks to their existing 9, the 25th spot overall may be on the block.