Eagles Interested in Chad Ochocinco, Jason Peters

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.

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  • Tracer Bullet

    Is Ochocinco even worth a first-rounder? His production has dipped, but it’s hard to know if he’s actually slipping since he and Palmer have rarely been healthy at the same time for the past few years.

  • http://stripehype.com/ David

    Well, DC thought he was worth one actual and one possible first last year, so just a first a year later isn’t out of the question. But when you add up his age, injuries the last two seasons, production dropoff and then all the stuff that has to do with the CBA that has a lot of teams hoarding picks and reluctant to spend…it’s hard to see a first even if some team deems him worth it.