April 18, 2007

Moats on the Block

Apr 17 John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports the Philadelphia Eagles are actively shopping RB Ryan Moats, according to a well-placed league source. The team will likely draft a bigger running back to use in the backup role, making Moats less likely to earn a spot on the active roster unless it would be for special teams purposes. A second source claims more than one team has already been contacted to gauge their initial interest, but the initial league source indicated the Eagles would likely receive a mid-round draft pick in the 2007 NFL Draft in exchange for Moats.

As I speculated earlier, Moats is indeed going to be traded, according to John Murphy. I think they have to, because he is too similar to Brian Westbrook, and they need to find a bigger, stronger back to compliment Brian. I know Denver was interested in Moats before, and Shanahan loves to pile on rbs. Greenbay, and Buffalo both have a huge void at rb as well. I'm still guessing that this will be done on draft day.

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