Philadelphia Eagles trade Ugo Amadi to Tennessee Titans
Hopefully, Ugo Amadi didn’t spend a ton of his time seeking housing in the City of Brotherly Love. It appears it’s time that he turns in his key card. Nine days after learning he’d trade one nest for another, the man brought to town by way of a Philadelphia Eagles trade with the Seattle Seahawks that finally ended the J.J. Arcega-Whiteside experiment is on the move again.
According to an official team announcement, he’s been shipped off to the Tennessee Titans. Not much else about the terms of the deal were revealed other than the two sides will also swap late-round draft choices. In other words, the Birds figure to lose one of their latter-round selections in favor of gaining one a little more valuable.
The Eagles stock the cupboard again thanks to Howie Roseman.
Ugo Amadi probably wasn’t going to make the roster. It was unlikely, after missing most of Philadelphia’s spring and summer, that he’d catapult himself onto a list of the Eagles’ top four or five safeties and make the 53-man roster.
He played a little slot corner in the second preseason game versus the Cleveland Browns, but he wasn’t going to land on a list of the top six players at the cornerback position either. Kudos to Howie Roseman for getting something valuable for him rather than cutting him and gaining nothing.
No one stocks the cupboard with draft capital like Howie Roseman. No one utilizes draft picks like collateral more often either (with the exception of maybe the Los Angeles Rams of course).
Don’t expect to see the Eagles’ vice president/general manager hanging out in a war room waiting on his number to roll around over and over again. That probably won’t happen, but if most of us are right, and Philadelphia is potentially positioning themselves to pursue a top-tier quarterback in next year’s selection meeting, the extra draft choice could come in handy. Then again, if Hurts works out and takes the next step this year, the Birds still have some late-round draft capital.
That’s a good thing. Howie has been lights out in the latter rounds from time to time. Think about Jordan Mailata o Quez Watkins if you need an example of that statement’s accuracy.