The Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts have completed a minor trade today, using players that were placed on waivers. Earlier today, it was announced that the Eagles waived undrafted rookie running back David Fluellen, who found himself in a crunch after the team decided to send a conditional seventh-round pick to the Carolina Panthers to reunite Chip Kelly with Kenjon Barner, who failed to make an impact in Carolina and was getting beaten by newcomer Fozzy Whittaker.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a Colts official informed him of a trade between the Eagles and Colts involving Fluellen, as the Toledo product will be sent to Indianapolis as much-needed depth with Vick Ballard done for the year, Trent Richardson possibly in a make-or-break one, and Ahmad Bradshaw an injury risk. Meanwhile, the Colts will ship Cody Parkey to the Eagles, who are looking to provide competition for current kicker Alex Henery in the hopes that adding Parkey will light a fire under him.
Fluellen racked up big numbers at Toledo, particularly touchdowns, but he struggled through injuries while with the Eagles. He’ll have a much better chance of sticking on the roster with the Colts, and he has more than enough talent to cut the mustard on a 53-man roster. He isn’t fast or agile, but he can move the pile between the tackles and find the end zone. Parkey is worth keeping an eye on in Philly, because he has a significantly stronger leg than Henery.