Intriguing subplots involving the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver corps

Wide receiver Devon Allen #39, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Devon Allen #39, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

What are the chances that we’ll see some surprises?

Devon Allen is being much more often recently. Jalen Reagor is the subject of trade rumors. What gives? Might we see some surprises?

The case for Devon Allen

Devon Allen showed off his speed during the Eagles’ second preseason game versus the Cleveland Browns by torching former Eagles defensive back Lavert Hill for a 55-yard strike. The track star had no buzz in terms of making the roster, but if he earns more playing time in the preseason finale versus the Miami Dolphins and makes a few ‘wow’ plays (which have been nonexistent throughout camp), he could be a talking point early next week.

Unfortunately, he’s a long shot to make the roster, even now. He needs a few things to go in his favor, namely a trade that ships Jalen Reagor off which seems unfair seeing as how Reagor hasn’t done much to prove he’s worthy of keeping around either.

Is Jalen Reagor getting traded or not?

With general manager Howie Roseman always in search of ways to upgrade the roster as evidenced by the recent J.J.Arcega-Whiteside that landed Ugo Amadi (and Amadi’s trade that came about ten days later), it wouldn’t be out of character for the Eagles vice president/general manager to execute another deal in the 11th hour.

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The Baltimore Ravens have sown interest in the past. We’ve heard similar stories involving the Denver Broncos. The Eagles could look to add a tailback, another safety, or stock the cupboard with more draft capital, and as mentioned earlier, if the former first-rounder is dealt, that would also strengthen someone else’s chances for a roster spot.