NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles acquired cornerback Dexter McDougle from the New York Jets on Sunday for safety Terrence Brooks in a trade of 2014 draft picks.
The move, announced by the Eagles, provides more depth at a position considered by many to be a major weak spot on the team. The Eagles were in need of a cornerback, even after recently trading wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-rounder to Buffalo for Ronald Darby.READ MORE: Several People Injured After Tree Falls During West Philadelphia High School Reunion Party At Fairmount Park
McDougle dealt with injuries during his first three seasons but has been having a solid summer for the Jets. He missed his rookie season with a knee injury and had hamstring issues last year, but he dropped 14 pounds and 6 percent body fat in the offseason and appeared to be in the mix for a backup role for the Jets at cornerback.
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Brooks was drafted in the third round out of Florida State by Baltimore, 79th overall — one pick ahead of McDougle. He spent his first two seasons with the Ravens and played with the Eagles last year.READ MORE: Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Northeast Philadelphia: Police
He had 19 overall tackles as a rookie, and that total remains a single-season high. Brooks was waived by Baltimore last September and claimed by Philadelphia a day later. He had five tackles, an interception and two forced fumbles for the Eagles last year.
Brooks was part of a jammed safety spot in Philadelphia, which also has Malcolm Jenkins, Corey Graham, Rodney McLeod and Chris Maragos.
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