5. How much will the Philadelphia Eagles play someone they’re looking to trade?
The excitement of watching the Philadelphia Eagles get some reinforcements on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball in Week 7 quickly evaporated when Lane Johnson and DeSean Jackson both couldn’t finish the game and Will Parks was beaten badly on a late Daniel Jones incompletion, one that came on a pass that was intended for Evan Engram.
In the latter instance, the two New York Giants stars’ inability to hook up with one another was more about Engram’s lack of concentration than anything that Parks was doing in coverage. He was clearly beaten on the play. Fast forward, and during the Eagles’ week leading up to a second-straight divisional clash, reports began to surface that Philly fully intended to be players in the days and weeks leading up to the NFL’s trade deadline.
Now, that Jones incompletion probably isn’t the only reason why SI’s Albert Breer reports that he believes Parks might be trade bait. Parks is also on a one-year deal. He’s also already had some injury issues having missed five of Philly’s first seven games. The question now is, if he doesn’t figure into the Eagles’ long-term plans, might we see a decrease in playing time? Keep an eye on this one as Week 8’s game wears on.