For the second time this week, the Eagles have made a trade with the Arizona Cardinals but this time it's for an established veteran. The Eagles have acquired guard Reggie Wells for an undisclosed draft pick in 2011.
The eighth-year veteran has played in 104 games over his first seven seasons, primarily at left guard. Last season, Wells was part of an offensive line that surrendered the second-lowest total of sacks in Cardinals history. Certainly reliable, Wells has started 70 straight games including every game at left guard over the last three seasons.
"We're adding a player that has started several seasons in the National Football League and has played at a very high level during the course of his career," said head coach Andy Reid following the acquisition of Wells. "He has experience at several different positions along the offensive line and he will be a welcome addition to that group. You can never have enough depth at that position as you go through an NFL season."
A sixth-round pick out of Clarion in 2003, Wells was the third-longest tenured player on the Cardinals roster. The 6-4, 314-pound Wells has 78 career starts at left guard, 10 at right tackle and two at left tackle.
On Monday, the Eagles acquired cornerback Jorrick Calvin from the Cardinals in exchange for fullback Charles Scott. Calvin, also a return specialist, suited up Thursday night in the Eagles' preseason finale and averaged 28 yards per kickoff return and 12 yards per punt return.
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-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:45 p.m., September 3