Eagles rumors: Derek Barnett's agent Drew Rosenhaus reportedly seeking a trade

A story is developing in Philadelphia. Former first-round selection, Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett, is being mentioned as possible trade bait.

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Well, how's this for some Monday morning conversation? We're a long way from seeing the outcome of a developing discussion, but it appears that the yearly conversations about Derek Barnett being used as trade bait are picking up steam. Taken 14th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles during Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft, one that coincidentally was hosted in the City of Brotherly Love, there's a possibility that the former Tennessee Volunteer could have one foot out of the door.

Buckle up. This one is growing legs. We have much to discuss.

Former Eagles first-rounder Derek Barnett is seeking a trade per report.

ESPN mainstay Jeremy Fowler reports the former first-rounder's agent, Drew Rosenhaus is in the process of "gauging the market for the potential to play more elsewhere". Sources also told Fowler that Philly plans to keep Barnett on their 53-man roster once final roster cuts are over (no surprise there), but the understanding is a deep pass-rush would limit the opportunity for playing time.

It was also mentioned that the 2017 first-round pick should have trade value. Still, on Philly's roster, he's the low man on the totem pole for a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

In 65 regular-season games that have spanned six NFL seasons, Barnett has started 45 games. 147 tackles and 21.5 sacks have been added to his professional resume.

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