5 Immediate Trades Eagles Can Make Following Week 6 Injury Losses

The Philadelphia Eagles have been dealt several injuries this season and could look to the trade market to navigate through them

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2. Michael Carter, Running Back, New York Jets

Michael Carter is a running back who went from a promising young prospect to a forgotten man. The New York Jets fed him the ball a lot as a rookie and Carter rewarded them with 639 yards on the ground and 325 through the air with six touchdowns.

In his second season, his usage fell with the arrival of Breece Hall but when Hall was injured, Carter became a starter again. That year, he had 402 yards and three touchdowns on the ground and 288 through the air.

This year, he again fell down the depth chart when New York signed Dalvin Cook. Despite a lack of production from Cook, 109 yards on 39 attempts for just 2.8 yards per attempt, he remains ahead of Carter on the depth chart. Through six games, Carter has just six attempts for 36 yards (an average of six yards per run) as well as 44 yards on nine receptions.

Against the Eagles, he had just one rush, which he took for five yards while Cook was given three carries and had 12 yards.

With Rashaad Penny out, plus his long injury history, it would be worthwhile for the Eagles to try and bolster their depth chart behind D'Andre Swift. Landing Carter would do exactly that, and it could be good for him as well to get a fresh start.