With Jay Ajayi Done, the Eagles Should Trade for Le'Veon Bell

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Ajayi, in his team's loss to Minnesota on Sunday, carried the ball just eight times for 29 yards. The original thought process was adding more space to re-sign current players over the next two seasons, a list which will include quarterback Carson Wentz. That automatically fueled rumors of a trade for Le'Veon Bell, but ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reported that is not Philadelphia's plan.

The Eagles appear to have been suffering from a bit of the post-Super Bowl bug, as a number of the team's running backs are banged up. A person familiar with the situation says Ajayi tore an ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

Upon learning that running back Jay Ajayi was lost for the season with a torn ACL, the Philadelphia Eagles appear ready to make a deal.

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The Philadelphia Eagles restructured the contract of Fletcher Cox to create cap space, but won't use it to trade for Le'Veon Bell, according to sources.

Expectations were high for Ajayi heading into the 2018 season as the team's No. 1 running back, and this will certainly put Philadelphia in an interesting position in the offseason when it comes to what to potentially do over his contract situation.

McCoy is set to earn roughly $9 million during the remainder of the season, so the Eagles could afford him. The Eagles play in NY this week, facing the Giants on Thursday Night Football. So my guess is the Eagles will be patient - they don't want his career to end on injured reserve - but Sproles must show improvement soon. They're going to need to revamp their running attack before then.

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