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Eagles make huge addition in surprise trade with Saints

Howie Roseman speaks with the media

Jul 28, 2021; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman speaks with the media at training camp at NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have made a huge move to bolster their defense with fewer than two weeks to go until the start of the 2022 NFL season.

The Eagles acquired starting defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in a trade with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. Gardner-Johnson is in the final year of his contract and had been seeking a new deal.

The official terms of the deal involved Gardner-Johnson and a 2025 7th-round pick going to the Eagles in exchange for a 2023 5th-round pick and 2024 6th-round pick.

Gardner-Johnson, a fourth-round pick in 2019, should immediately step into a starting role with the Eagles. The former Florida star had three interceptions and two sacks in 12 games last season. He is listed as a safety but played mostly as the Saints’ top slot cornerback over the past two years. Gardner-Johnson is projected to be a starting safety in Philly, which could lead to him landing a bigger contract.

Some of you may be familiar with Gardner-Johnson from the nasty fight he was involved in two years ago. He also trolled Tom Brady last season after Brady threw a tantrum on the sideline.

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