Found March 20, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Houston Texans have traded Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles are sending the Texans a mid-round pick in return for Ryans. Sounds like a good deal for both teams.

The reason I could think of why the Texans decided to trade Ryans is because he wasn’t a great fit in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defensive scheme.

 

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