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Eagles offered Jenkins, picks for Cooks

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On March 11, 2017 at 7:34 pm EST

According to Pro Football Talk, the Philadelphia Eagles one last ditch effort to acquire Brandin Cooks. The New Orleans Saints wide receiver went to the New England Patriots in a trade on Friday night.

The PFT source said the Eagles tried to convince the Saints to take safety Malcolm Jenkins, a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick. That offer was rejected.

PFT insists the Saints wanted Jenkins and their second-round pick.

Malcolm Jenkins (Getty Images)

Malcolm Jenkins (Getty Images)

During the NFL Scouting Combine, the Eagles were talking to the Saints about Cooks for just their No. 42 pick in the second-round. As the start of free agency started, his value went up.

The Patriots acquired Cooks and a fourth-round pick. The Saints received the Patriots first-round pick, No. 32 overall, and a third-round pick.

New England will forfeit the No. 118 overall pick in the fourth-round — if they do not acquire a lower fourth-round pick. They are losing the pick because of DeFlateGate.

It’s the first-time the Patriots traded a first-round pick since they used a first-round pick in 2001 to acquire head coach Bill Belichick from the New York Jets.

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