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The Philadelphia Eagles continue to remove the influence of Chip Kelly from their roster every day. The Eagles spent much of the early offseason ridding themselves of players like DeMarco Murray, Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso. Over the weekend, they traded quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles traded 2015 second-round pick Eric Rowe to the New England Patriots, per several reports.

You’ll note that each of those reports states that offensive lineman Josh Kline is part of the deal, but that is no longer the case.

Bill Belichick later confirmed the deal in a radio appearance.

Instead, the Eagles will receive simply a conditional fourth-round pick in exchange for a player they selected in the second round just over a year ago. The pick can reportedly become a third-rounder based on Rowe’s playing time in 2016 or 2017.

During the aforementioned radio appearance Tuesday afternoon, Belichick talked up Rowe’s ability to match up in coverages and experience playing safety. As MassLive’s Kevin Duffy noted, Rowe has a lot of the physical tools Belichick often looks for in secondary players, as exemplified by his combine performance.

Rowe did not have the best debut season, though, playing 41.5 percent of Philadelphia’s defensive snaps and struggling much of the time he was on the field.


Source: CBS Sports / The Eagles just yet traded another Chip Kelly acquisition