Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 8/13/13
I'm not sure if the Eagles' acquistion of WR Jeff Maehl from the Houston Texans in exchange for OL Nate Menkin yesterday actually means anything more than both teams needed an extra guy for practice who knew their respective systems... The thing that gets me as an average phan is "Why a Trade?"...  Wouldn't both of these guys be available to claim off waivers in about two weeks or less? These are the inner workings of the back room chess games going on across the league... The fact that Maehl is a former Oregon Duck well known to Chip Kelly may speak volumes about the Chippah's desire to recreate his apparent dream of an Oregon-style offense in the NFL... It may also spell the end of "If-I-hope-he's-any-good" Momah's dream of making it as an Eagles' wide receiver in 2013. Jeff Maehl was acquired Monday in a trade with the Houston Texans. Maehl spent most of 2011 on the Texans' practice squad before playing in three games late in the season. He spent all of 2...
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