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For the 4-4 Eagles, navigating the trade deadline is all about patience

We’ve been here before. A little over one year ago, the Eagles sat with a 4-4 record, finger on the trigger at the trade deadline. Howie fired the gun in the direction of the Detroit Lions and the ashes that fell included WR Golden Tate. A move that is among the more disappointing in recent memory.

Fast-forward 12 months and we’re here once more. 4-4 at the trade deadline, finger on the trigger. The Eagles have clear needs, but the last thing they want to do is repeat the struggles of 2018.

If you look at Defensive Tackle, there’s a chance that Timmy Jernigan returns in the coming weeks and if you go after a higher-tier talent with a longer contract, you run the risk of disrupting a clear starting tandem next season when Malik Jackson is healthy.