The Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts have come together for another preseason trade. The Eagles have sent linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Colts in exchange for cornerback Kevin Thomas and a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
Thomas was a third-round pick of the Colts back in 2010. Listed at 6 feet and 192 lbs, Thomas brings some size and depth to the Philadelphia defensive backfield. He’ll battle with Curtis Marsh, Trevard Lindley, and Brandon Hughes for one of the final roster spots. Thomas lost his rookie season to an ACL tear, but came back to play 39% of the Colts’ defensive snaps in 2011, starting five games recording 33 tackles and no interceptions.
Fokou and Lloyd were unlikely to make the team at a crowded linebacker position. Fokou started 22 games in the last three years for the Birds, but rarely made any plays, finishing his Eagles career with 112 tackles, one sack, and no interceptions in three seasons. He was a starter out of necessity because the team didn’t have anyone better available, and the additions of DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks signaled the end for Fokou’s run with the Eagles. The Eagles received decent production from the former 2009 seventh-round pick, but his ceiling simply wasn’t very high.
Lloyd was a seventh-round pick a year ago that spent most of the season on the practice squad.