The Philadelphia Eagles are trading for Titans safety Kevin Byard, league sources confirmed to The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know:
- The Eagles are sending Tennessee fifth- and sixth-round picks in 2024 along with safety Terrell Edmunds in exchange for Byard.
- Byard, in his eighth NFL season, has spent his entire career with the Titans and has earned two first-team All-Pro and two Pro Bowl nods.
- The 30-year-old has started all six games for Tennessee this season and has logged 47 total tackles and a fumble recovery.
The Tennessee Titans are trading All-Pro defensive back Kevin Byard to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles will be sending the Titans a 2024 5th and 6th rounder and safety Terrell Edmunds, per multiple league sources.
— Dianna Russini (@DMRussini) October 23, 2023
Why the move makes sense for Philadelphia
The two-time All-Pro safety and eight-year veteran should help bolster the Eagles’ injury-riddled safety position. The position group features promising young players like Reed Blankenship and Sydney Brown, but both have struggled to stay on the field so far this season.
Byard has a favorable contract (two years, $25.1 million) and will also help mentor his young teammates. For his career, he had 464 tackles and 27 interceptions and 63 pass breakups. — Mike Jones, National NFL writer
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