Eagles revert Marquise Goodwin’s rights back to the 49ers
Marquise Goodwin is headed back to San Francisco. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Eagles have reverted Goodwin’s rights to the 49ers per the terms of their trade last offseason. This procedure was allowed due to a no-trade clause included in part with said trade.
The Eagles acquired Goodwin during last year’s NFL Draft. The Eagles have been in desperate need to open up salary-cap space, and this trade clears a bit over $4 million. Marquise never played a down for the Eagles and opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. For the last several weeks, a move has been expected since Goodwin claimed that the two sides were restructuring his contract on his Instagram live.
This highly unusual clause alongside Brandon Graham’s extension brings the Eagles very close to getting under the salary cap. Trading Zach Ertz would push them under the cap by roughly $2.5 million. As it stands, between Graham and Goodwin, the Eagles will need to clear around two to three million to get under the cap. The 49ers will likely cut Goodwin and have him enter the open market.
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