The Eagles announced today that they've sent a sixth round pick to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for veteran offensive guard Reggie Wells. Wells has started 90 straight games for the Cardinals at various positions along the offensive line. Andy Reid had this to say about Reggie Wells.
"We're adding a player that has started several seasons in the National Football League and has played at a very high level during the course of his career," said head coach Andy Reid following the acquisition of Wells. "He has experience at several different positions along the offensive line and he will be a welcome addition to that group. You can never have enough depth at that position as you go through an NFL season."
While the Eagles did give up a 6th round pick today, they also gained one when they released RB J.J. Arrington. A condition of the deal was that if Arrington did not make the Eagles 53 man roster, Denver would send the Eagles a 6th round pick in 2012.
So the Eagles acquired a guy who started for 7 years in the NFL for essentially nothing. That's a deal clearly worth doing. The 29 year old Wells was apparently beaten out for a starting RG job by pro bowler Alan Faneca.