Last night I had written up an entire post based on a Benjamin Allbright report that the Eagles trade sending Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins would include the two teams swapping first round picks (and the Eagles moving up five spots) and a fourth round pick coming this way. But, the report was loosely sourced and no one else was reporting it, so I never posted.
Good news: The report appears to have been accurate– at lease the part about the first rounders.
Bad news: It might not happen.
Who would’ve thought it would be an injury to Maxwell, and not Alonso, that might hold things up. Smh.
UPDATE: ESPN has more:
As of Tuesday night, sources said the Dolphins considered the trade dead because of their medical staff’s concern over Maxwell’s injury, which forced him to finish the 2015 season on injured reserve. If they go through with the trade, the Dolphins would be inheriting a huge contract for Maxwell, who signed a six-year, $63 million deal with the Eagles as a free agent last season.
Wonder how BM is feeling now. Seems he forgot the ?????????: