5 Eagles Most Likely to Be Traded by the Deadline

The five Philadelphia Eagles players most likely to be traded by the Oct. 31 deadline.
The five Philadelphia Eagles players most likely to be traded by the Oct. 31 deadline. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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2. RB Rashaad Penny

One position where there's a clear logjam right now is running back, with D'Andre Swift and Kenneth Gainwell leading the way, plus Boston Scott providing depth.

That's left new arrival Rashaad Penny out of the picture, and both sides may be interested in finding a new home for the former first-rounder.

Penny is an electric playmaker when the ball is in his hands, there's no doubt about it. He led the NFL in yards per attempt (6.3) in 2021, and followed that up with a mark of 6.1 YPC last year, demonstrating his consistent big-play ability when he's on the field.

However, being "on the field" is also Penny's biggest weakness. A plethora of injuries, including several leg issues, caused him to play in 10 games or fewer in four out of five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. It's tough to be entrusted with a leading role when you can't be trusted to hold up throughout an entire season.

So far, though, Penny is seemingly healthy. He's also played in just one game for the Eagles all year, which has preserved him from early health issues.

Any team in need of backfield help should at least consider throwing a late-round draft pick at Philadelphia. There's potential for him to make an immediate impact somewhere that prioritizes the run game thanks to his elusiveness.

The Eagles are already three running backs deep as-is, so Penny as RB4 is wasting a valuable roster spot that could be better spent on one of the areas where injuries are piling up.