Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Thoughts on trading Bruce Hector for Rudy Ford

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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 31: Cornerback Rudy Ford #30 of the Arizona Cardinals lines up on defense against the Denver Broncos during a preseason NFL game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded defensive tackle Bruce Hector for Arizona Cardinals safety, Rudy Ford.

The Philadelphia Eagles made a trade everybody! It’s just not what you think it is. We know you want to see Howie Roseman get on the phone with the Houston Texans and shock the league by acquiring one of the best defensive ends in the NFL with Jadeveon Clowney.

Unfortunately, that’s not what Roseman and the Eagles did on Thursday. Instead, Howie got on the phone and traded away defensive tackle Bruce Hector in exchange for veteran safety, Rudy Ford. For those who don’t know, Ford was a sixth-round selection out of Auburn in 2017.

He played two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, but now he’s going to finish out the final two years of his NFL contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. That is, of course, if they decide to keep him. As we know, the Eagles are all about depth — especially in the secondary on defense.

Therefore, they want to make sure they get enough bodies in the secondary throughout the preseason so they can figure out who offers valuable depth and who doesn’t. So with that, let’s dive into three quick thoughts on the trading of Hector for Ford.

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