Eagles Send Street to Atlanta; Free Up Roster Spot
With less than 24 hours to go before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles are still making moves.
The latest trade is a player subtraction rather than addition: defensive tackle Kentavius Street, along with a 2025 seventh round draft pick, has been traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2024 sixth round pick.
For the Eagles, they clear up some space from their crowded defensive tackle room and receive a pick similar to one they gave up in the previous week’s blockbuster trade for two-time All Pro safety Kevin Byard.
It is no coincidence the move comes the same day an MRI confirmed a torn ACL for Falcons team captain and All Pro interior d-lineman Grady Jarrett.
Atlanta currently sits at the top of a middling NFC South and could use Street to fill in some of the missing snaps.
Street, who signed a one-year deal with the Eagles in late March, was brought in as possible insurance following the loss of Javon Hargrave to free agency.
Soon after, the drafting of Jalen Carter in the first round and later Moro Oromo in the seventh made the 27-year-old not as essential to the equation of Sean Desai’s new defense, even with injury concerns to several starting d-linemen. Street has made four tackles and has played at least 10 snaps in only three games, all due to injury to a starter.
The move gives the Eagles slightly more cap space and more importantly an extra roster spot which could be used for either another trade acquisition or to bring a player back to the 53.
Starting right guard Cam Jurgens is eligible to return from injured reserve, with Head Coach Nick Sirianni expressing optimism he will return to practice soon. In addition, current practice squad player and future Hall-of-Famer wideout Julio Jones has just one gameday elevation remaining and caught fire in the team’s latest win with a touchdown catch.
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.