Could the Dolphins call the Eagles for a cornerback?

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Ronald Darby /

Rumor has it that the Miami Dolphins are on the hunt for a cornerback. Would they consider calling up the Philadelphia Eagles for one?

Somewhere in Philadelphia, Howie Roseman must be sitting and staring at his phone waiting for a call from the Miami Dolphins. The Philadelphia Eagles general manager is no stranger to Dolphins general manager, Chris Grier. After all, we did receive Jay Ajayi from Miami just a season ago. And the price tag for the running back was definitely a bargain.

Now, the Dolphins continue to do all they can to upgrade their weak spots. Apparently, their situation at cornerback has looked less than ideal during this year’s training camp. Kind of reminds you of the 2017 offseason Eagles. So, just like Howie did, Chris Grier apparently intends on working the phones as soon as possible in an attempt to acquire some veteran talent at the position.

We all heard the rumors of the Eagles moving a defensive back in the offseason. Many speculated that Ronald Darby would be the guy after he had some evident struggles during Super Bowl LII. While the free agency period and NFL Draft came and went, Darby remained on the Eagles roster, and it seems like they are happy. But what if the Dolphins make the Eagles an offer they can’t refuse?

Rumor has it:

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentenial Dolphins beat writer Omar Kelly, the Dolphins are willing to pay the price through trade, rather than signing a free agent to upgrade the position. Seeing as though the Eagles have some decent talent at the position, could they realistically move one of their young veterans on board?

The easy answer here is yes, but here’s another question to follow up: Should the Eagles move one of their young veterans on board? And the answer would be no. After watching the Eagles defense after the starters left the field, it wasn’t too pretty. The next man up outside of Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, and Sidney Jones would be Rasul Douglas who has had quite a few struggles against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Sure, they could consider moving Darby since he is on the final year of his contract, but why break down what needed to be patched entirely up just a season ago? The Eagles’ secondary struggled many times at full strength last season. Although we don’t see it with the first look, they were bailed out by the pass rush many times last season. Right now, the Eagles are comfortable with what they have. Dealing a cornerback only sets them back two steps for 2018.