Eagles make a trade with Cardinals

Eliot Shorr-Parks
August 22, 2019 - 2:04 pm

The Eagles have acquired safety Rudy Ford from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for defensive tackle Bruce Hector, the team announced on Thursday. 

Ford, 5-foot-11, 205 pounds, was a sixth-round pick out of Auburn in 2017. He played in 10 games as a rookie but didn't register any tackles. His rookie season was cut short by a knee injury, and he finished with nine tackles in 13 games (one start) in 2018. 

The decision to acquire Ford likely has more to do with the fact Hector wasn't going to make the team. Now, instead of cutting him for nothing, the Eagles get a chance to take a look at Ford over the next two weeks. Ford faces an uphill battle to make the roster, considering Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod and Andrew Sendejo are locks to make it, and Jonathan Cyprien has a very good chance as well. Tre Sullivan and Deiondre' Hall are also possibilites. Ford comes to the Eagles behind all of them on the depth chart. 

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