The Birds traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby.
Darby has been a starter for two years, and was a second-round pick of the Bills back in 2015. He had a strong rookie year, but apparently fell out of favor with new defensive-minded head coach Sean McDermott.
I’m all for trading Jordan Matthews. He had no long-term future with the Eagles, and as I wrote earlier in the week, I felt he was a little overrated. His drops were absolutely atrocious, and I think the Eagles have a couple of young guys that they’d rather keep and build around moving forward, including Mack Hollins, who turned in a strong game last night.
I’m not sure I’m alright with parting with a third-round pick next year. The Eagles are already without a second round pick from the Carson Wentz trade, however they have three fourth-rounders, so perhaps they can use that as ammo to move around.