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.
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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