PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When writing about the top offseason priority for each NFL team, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora included this little nugget about the Eagles — who clearly need help at the wide receiver position.
“They might land Torrey Smith in a trade,” La Canfora wrote, “but they need to draft a receiver high as well.”READ MORE: Delaware Gov. John Carney To Lift State Of Emergency Declared More Than Year Ago Due To COVID-19 Next Month
The Eagles were previously linked to the 28-year-old wide receiver during the season, but talks have since simmered down.
Smith had just 20 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns in 2016 with the 49ers.READ MORE: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
Before joining the 49ers in 2015, Smith — a 2011 second round pick out of Maryland — played four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, winning a Super Bowl in 2012. In 2013, Smith caught a career-best 65 balls for 1,128 yards and four touchdowns.
The Eagles are projected to have somewhere in between $10 and $14 million in cap space this offseason, according to CBS Sports.MORE NEWS: Uncooperative Witnesses Stall Lakewood Forest Fire Investigation, Prosecutor Says
Smith has a $9.6 million cap hit in 2017, and will cost $4.8 million against the cap if released ($4.8 million cap savings), according to spotrac.com. Smith can be released for a cap savings of $6.4 million before the 2018 season and $8 million before the 2019 season.