Peterson and other trade targets who make sense for the Eagles
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PHILADELPHIA — In Philly, the time of year when trade winds blow is known as Howie season.
Howie Roseman, the Eagles‘ executive vice president of football operations, has rightfully earned the reputation as one of the most aggressive personnel men in football. Since Roseman first stepped into power in 2010, the Eagles have executed 70 player trades outside of the draft, the most in the NFL. The New England Patriots are second with 58.
Recent history suggests he could strike between now and the Oct. 30 trade deadline. He made a splash this time last year by acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a fourth-round pick, a move that helped the Eagles capture their first Lombardi Trophy.
Their bid for a repeat is off to a rocky start. Injuries have bit them in several areas. Ajayi (ACL) and speed receiver Mike Wallace (broken leg) are on injured reserve, as is safety Rodney McLeod (MCL). Darren Sproles (hamstring) hasn’t been on the field since Week 1. Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan is still recovering from offseason surgery to repair a herniated disk, and fellow interior lineman Haloti Ngata (calf) also is ailing.