The Eagles have utilized the trade route to solidify the cornerback and special teams depth once again.
On Sunday morning, the team announced that it had sent safety Terrence Brooks to the New York Jets in exchange for cornerback Dexter McDougle.
"Just adding more depth at the corner and nickel position and just letting him compete and see where he's at," head coach Doug Pederson said. "He's a kid who we're excited about getting in here and getting it going with the defense."
McDougle did not practice with the Eagles on Sunday. Pederson said it's still "to be determined" if McDougle will play against his former team Thursday night in the preseason finale.
A third-round pick (80th overall) in 2014 out of Maryland, the 5-10, 195-pound McDougle has played in 20 games for the Jets primarily on special teams.
He rebounded from an Achilles injury that wiped out his rookie season to contribute four tackles on special teams and one tackle on defense in 14 games in 2015. McDougle started 2016 on the Jets' practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on November 12.
A three-year starter at Maryland, McDougle had 151 tackles, six interceptions, 22 passes defensed, and two touchdowns in 39 games (28 starts). He was an Academic All-ACC selection as a senior. Maryland honored McDougle for his leadership despite a shoulder injury in his final year with the inaugural Dexter McDougle Ultimate Team Award.
He played in high school and college with wide receiver Torrey Smith.
Brooks was not with the starters on special teams against Miami and Corey Graham had already secured his spot as the third safety behind Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod.
"With Terrence, it's a great opportunity for him to go and compete and be a part of that organization and be a part of Todd's defense," Pederson said.