Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga (97) leaves the field after playing the San Diego Chargers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Deadline Rumors 2013: Philadelphia Eagles could deal Isaac Sopoaga too


The Philadelphia Eagles have already received a few trade offers for talented second-year defensive end Vinny Curry, who has two sacks this season despite barely playing. While the Eagles would be willing to trade Curry if they get a good enough deal for him, they are fully expected to keep Curry through the deadline. The Eagles understand that he’s a talented player and are unlikely to get what they want for him, but what perplexes most fans is the fact that the Eagles are the ones barely using Curry in the first place. Seriously, it’s time for this team to turn him loose.

Curry is somebody the Eagles are reluctant to trade, but I wonder if the Eagles would be willing to part ways with veteran nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga for a late-round pick. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane reports that the Eagles have “floated” around Sopoaga as another name they are willing to consider trading, but McLane adds that a deal is “unlikely”.

Sopoaga is 32, and he isn’t nearly as good as he was in the prime of his career. He can still plug up holes, but he’s only about an average player at this stage of his career. He’s done much better with the Eagles this year than he did last year while with the San Francisco 49ers, but I don’t think Sopoaga is a player worth trading for. If somebody is willing to trade a late draft pick for him, then I think the Eagles need to take a flier on that pick.

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