Speaking on NFL Live, ESPN’s Michael Smith said that Philadelphia had some interest in trading for Chad Ochocinco and that a deal could potentially go down on draft day.
Smith also said that the Eagles had conversations with Buffalo about left tackle Jason Peters. Peters wants a new deal, but the Bills appear unwilling to make him the highest-paid LT in the NFL.
The Eagles, who have two first-round picks, Nos. 21 and 28, signed Bengals RT Stacy Andrews early in free agency.
Smith said that everyone in the Cincinnati front office has signed off on moving Chad except owner Mike Brown.
April 8 Update: Over at Inside the Iggles, Scott dismisses the Chad-to-Philly story as typical ESPN crap, though Kirk notes that Smith did get it right early about T.J. Houshmandzadeh’s final destination. The Philadelphia Daily News’ Les Bowen doesn’t believe the Eagles would be willing to deal either of their two firsts this year for Chad. For my part, I very much doubt that Mike Brown accepts any deal that doesn’t involve a first-round pick.