Speculation has persisted for days now that the Eagles and the New England Patriots would consummate a trade that would send quarterback A.J. Feeley to the Patriots in exchange for either a draft pick or a tight end. The Patriots have a bevy of quality tight ends and one of them likely won't survive today's final roster cutdown. All NFL teams have to get to the 53-man roster limit by 6 PM (EST).
Well, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on his Twitter account that the Eagles will not trade Feeley to New England. Schefter then followed up with another tweet stating that he was unsure which side wouldn't pull the trigger, but the bottom line is that the trade is not going to happen.
The ACL injury to Cornelius Ingram in training camp left the Eagles looking for a solid No. 2 backup to Brent Celek. The Eagles signed Tony Curtis and he had four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut Thursday night against the Jets. The Eagles also have veteran Matt Schobel on the roster along with the unproven rookie free agent Rob Myers. It is unknown whether Curtis' performance means that the Eagles will not look to add to the position.
If the Eagles do desire a tight end, there will likely be some competition. The New York Jets lack depth behind starter Dustin Keller. And the New Orleans Saints lost Billy Miller to a torn Achilles injury, one that prompted general manager Mickey Loomis to tell the *New Orleans Times-Picayune *that they would possibly sign a tight end this weekend..
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 1:26 p.m., September 5