Report: Eagles almost had deal in place for Calvin Ridley before suspension
According to a recent report, it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles almost landed now-suspended wide receiver Calvin Ridley earlier this off-season.
Per Jay Glazer, the Eagles and Atlanta had a deal in place for Ridley last month, but the Falcons backed out randomly. Philadelphia had no idea why the Falcons backed out at the time but found out earlier this week. The league suspended Ridley for a season after placing a bet on NFL games while away from the Falcons.
The Eagles had been connected to Ridley on several occasions, and the star wideout would’ve been the perfect addition to Philly’s offense.
So after striking out on Ridley, it seems likely that the Eagles will pursue another top-end wideout in free agency or the trade market. Some of the top names available include Allen Robinson, Amari Cooper, and Christian Kirk.
At the same time, this likely means the end for Jalen Reagor, who had a horrific sophomore season with the team. Howie Roseman is swinging for the fences so far this off-season, pursuing Russell Wilson as well before he was shipped to the Denver Broncos.
When Ridley is re-instated next season, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Eagles pursue him again if they don’t land a star this off-season. There is a slim chance to reduce his suspension through appeals, but that doesn’t seem likely at this time.
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