Eagles Trade For Broncos TE "Albert O"
The Eagles aren’t just trimming their roster to 53 on Tuesday, they’re also adding.
Among the many moves they’ve already made, the Eagles reportedly traded with the Denver Broncos to acquire tight end Albert Okwuegbunam – or “Albert O,” in NFL circles – per ESPN. The deal also involved future draft picks.
Another trade: Broncos traded TE Albert Okwuegbunam and a 2025 seventh-round pick to the Eagles for a 2025 sixth-round pick, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2023
The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Okwuegbunam, a 2020 fourth-round pick from Missouri, has 54 catches for 546 yards, a 10.1 average per reception in his three-year career.
Okwuegbunam, 25, will join starter Dallas Goedert and presumably backup Jack Stoll as the Eagles’ three tight ends. He’s known for his receiving prowess. The future of second-year pro Grant Calcaterra, is now uncertain, unless the Eagles decide to keep the 2022 sixth-rounder ahead of Stoll.
Okwuegbunam, who played just four games as a rookie because of an ACL tear, played eight games last year after falling down the totem pole under Nathaniel Hackett, who was fired after one abysmal season.
In 2021, as the backup to Noah Fant, Okwuegbunam caught 33 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns. That season, he caught three passes for 77 yards at home against the Eagles in a Broncos loss on Nov. 14.
In the preseason finale last week, Okwuegbunam caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Okwuegbunam enters the final year of his rookie deal.
The move sis typical of Eagles personnel chief Howie Roseman, who’s always looking for a good deal at any position.
Okwuegbunam, a talented pass-catcher, could easily step into a starting role if Goedert went down with an injury and help move the chains.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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