Philadelphia Eagles News, April 12: Potential Trade-Up Scenarios, Eagles Sign C.J. Uzomah, and More

Here's the latest news regarding the Philadelphia Eagles, including Kool-Aid McKinstry's reported 30 visit with the team, potential trade-up options, and more.

After a furious pace to start free agency, Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman continues to make moves weeks later. Given Dallas Goedert’s injury history, Philadelphia addressed the team’s need for depth at tight end on Thursday.

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Roseman and the Eagles don’t like to head into the NFL Draft with glaring needs on the roster. For that reason, the team has signed several veteran players to one-year deals at positions of need. Still, there are a few questions remaining about Philadelphia’s roster heading into the 2024 NFL Draft.

All of that and more in today’s Eagles news!

Trade Up? Potential Deals the Eagles Could Make in Round 1

Roseman and the Eagles have traded up several times in the first round of the NFL Draft. Given the talent in the 2024 NFL Draft, it’s easy to imagine the Eagles moving up once again.

Pro Football Network Analyst Nick Faria took a closer look at potential trade-up scenarios and which teams the Eagles could work with to move up. One potential option could involve a familiar face in Shane Steichen and the Indianapolis Colts.

READ MORE: Potential Trade-Up Scenarios for the Eagles

Eagles Expected To Target Lane Johnson’s Future Replacement in the Draft

It’s no secret that Roseman loves selecting offensive linemen early in the draft. His ability to find talent, combined with Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland’s ability to develop those players, is a perfect match.

Therefore, it’s not much of a surprise to see reports surfacing that Philadelphia is going to target an offensive lineman early in the 2024 NFL Draft, especially given the strength of the position in this year’s draft class.

CONTINUE READING: Eagles Expected To Target OL in 2024 NFL Draft

Eagles Sign C.J. Uzomah to a 1-Year contract

Goedert has struggled with injuries and has missed games in every season since 2019. After failing to invest in an experienced backup tight end in recent years, Philadelphia finally addressed that need on Thursday.

The Eagles announced that they have signed veteran TE C.J. Uzomah to a one-year deal. While Uzomah certainly isn’t a long-term answer at the position, he will be an experienced option if/when Goedert misses time.

KEEP READING: DeVonta Smith’s Contract Projection

Eagles To Host Kool-Aid McKinstry on Top 30 Visit

Philadelphia’s recent draft history proves just how valuable the franchise believes 30 visits are during the pre-draft process. Therefore, it’s worth keeping an eye on every single player that visits Philadelphia.

Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry is the latest reported player to have a top 30 visit scheduled with the Eagles. If Philadelphia wants to find a long-term answer at outside cornerback, McKinstry could be their answer in Round 1.

READ MORE: Top CBs in the 2024 NFL Draft

Former Eagles Executive Discusses Philadelphia’s Draft Plan

After years and years of similar tendencies, Roseman and the Eagles have broken their mold this offseason. Many didn’t believe the team would ever pay a running back, yet they signed Saquon Barkley to a massive deal in free agency.

Now a former Eagles executive discussed the team’s potential plan for the 2024 NFL Draft, including the chances of Philadelphia actually selecting Texas A&M linebacker Edgerrin Cooper.

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