The Eagles announced a trade on Wednesday morning that sent cornerback Eric Rowe to New England in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2018.
Rowe was selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He started the final five games of his rookie season.
The Eagles restocked the cornerback position this offseason for new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz with free agent additions Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks. Nolan Carroll, the team's best player at the position in 2015, was re-signed to a one-year deal. Even though he was a seventh-round pick, Jalen Mills impressed the coaching staff and was ahead of Rowe on the depth chart.
As the season opens this Sunday against Cleveland, Carroll and McKelvin are expected to be the starters on the outside with Brooks coming in as the slot cornerback.