General manager Howie Roseman said that cornerback Jorrick Calvin, the player acquired earlier today from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for fullback Charles Scott, is someone who has been on the Eagles' radar for a while.
"Jorrick Calvin is a physical corner with return ability, a guy that we've had our eye on here in the draft and through the preseason," said Roseman of the player who was selected one pick after Scott in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft.
With only five days until the final rosters need to be cut down to 53 players, Calvin will have to make a quick impression.
"I think we're going to rely a lot on our college reports, what (Calvin's) done so far in the preseason and we'll put him out there Thursday and we'll see what he can do," Roseman said.
The import of Calvin is not an indictment of the cornerback position at all, as the position has been one of the more impressive this summer, so much so that Macho Harris was moved back to safety.
"I think it starts with Asante, he's come in great shape, he's had a great camp," Roseman said. "Ellis Hobbs as well, physical guy, he's done really well. And then our young guys too have stepped up. Trevard Lindley keeps getting better, Dimitri Patterson's done a good job and Joselio (Hanson) has done a solid job in his role."
With a busy few days ahead, this could only be the beginning of a whirlwind period before Saturday at 4 PM.
There are "a lot of phone calls, kind of similar to prior to the draft," Roseman said. "A lot of times it's a lot of talk but not a bunch of action. We'll continue to work to try to improve this football team any way we can. We like the players we have on this football team, but if there's an opportunity to get better, we're going to try to do that."
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:24 p.m., August 30