The Eagles are open to trading safety Will Park prior to next week’s NFL Trade Deadline, according to Sports Illustrated report.
The report, via NFL Report Albert Breer, says Parks just recently started to come up in trade discussions.
Names of Eagles and Vikings players have continued to pop up, as two teams that expected to contend and have had rough starts consider their options. Eagles S Will Parks and Vikings franchise-tagged S Anthony Harris are new available names that I’ve heard over the last few days.
Parks signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal this offseason with the Eagles, with $1.37 million guaranteed. If the Eagles were to trade Parks they would save around $600,000 in salary cap space. Parks could net a late-round pick in return or potentially a player at another position the Eagles are targeting, like linebacker.
The Eagles reportedly being open to trading Parks is a bit surprising considering they just signed him and made him a priority free agent. Parks, a Philadelphia native, chose the Eagles with the hope they would give him a larger role in the defense than he was being offered elsewhere.
A hamstring injury in training camp, however, cost Parks the first five games of the season. He has played 56 snaps over the last two weeks.
Trading Parks would leave the Eagles a little thin at safety, but would likely mean more playing time for rookie K’Von Wallace.
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