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Eagles trade for cornerback Jorrick Calvin

8/30/2010

The Philadelphia Eagles selected tailback Charles Scott one pick ahead of the Cardinals taking cornerback Jorrick Calvin in the sixth-round of April's draft. On Monday, the teams swapped those players , and the Eagles are hoping Calvin can provide depth in the secondary.

"This guy has return ability ... and you’re always looking for corners," said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. "It’s a hard-to-find position. We felt like it was an opportunity to bring a guy in and see what he has."

If Calvin's a decent kick returner, he has a good shot of making the team. The Eagles don't really have anyone who has stood out in that department. DeSean Jackson's one of the most dangerous punt returners in the league, but it would help if the Eagles also a threat on kick returns.

This deal made sense for both teams. Scott wasn't going to see a lot of time at fullback.