Eagles execute a well-thought-out but boring trade ahead of the NFL's deadline

The Eagles execute a smart trade on the eve of Halloween, but forgive us if we're selfishly looking for fireworks.
Kentavius Street, Philadelphia Eagles
Kentavius Street, Philadelphia Eagles / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

For the second time in as many weeks, one of the Philadelphia Eagles' 2023 offseason acquisitions sees his Birds tenure end just months after it began. Philly signed Terrell Edmunds on March 24th. He was shipped off as part of a deal to land Kevin Byard just under seven months later on October 23rd. Kentavius Street was handed a plane ticket on the eve of Halloween.

The former San Francisco 49er and New Orleans Saint (and now former Eagle) was signed six days after Edmunds on March 30th. He leaves exactly seven months later on October 30th.

The Birds announced that Street has been traded along with a seventh-round draft choice to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2024 sixth-round pick. Hey, we'll take it. It's smart. It makes sense as Atlanta, during their eighth game of the 2023 NFL season lost Grady Jarrett with a torn ACL.

Might the Eagles be preparing to make one more splash with the NFL trade deadline approaching?

Okay, we get it. Real football doesn't work like Fantasy or the EA Madden NFL 24 franchise mode when you turn the salary cap off. Again, we get this move. We get why it was made, but forgive us if we are looking for more fireworks at the NFL's trade deadline.

Hey, don't blame us. Blame Howie Roseman for whetting our appetites by acquiring Julio Jones and Kevin Byard. The latter restructured his deal to help Philly free cap space. Couple that with the rumors of Howie being in the market to make one more splash, and you can see why we'd hit the snooze button on some Kentavius Street news.

Again, because we can't say it enough. This recent trade makes sense for Philly and Atlanta, so we get it. Still, we're seeking those fireworks. If nothing should happen, Howie has already done a great job in constructing this Eagles roster, but one more splash might further increase the chances of getting back to football's biggest game and winning it.

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