Philadelphia Eagles trade for New Orleans Saints DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, cut Anthony Harris

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles gotten protective back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday.

The Eagles gotten Gardner-Johnson and the Saints’ 2025 seventh-round draft choice for a 2023 fifth-round draft choice and the latter of their 2 sixth-round draft choices in 2024.

Gardner-Johnson, who has experience both as a slot corner and security, is anticipated to play security in Philadelphia.

The Eagles produced an opening at beginning security prior to the trade by launching veteran Anthony Harris. Gardner-Johnson will be coupled with Marcus Epps in the back end.

Gardner-Johnson remains in the in 2015 of his novice offer and was looking for a brand-new agreement. He did not completely take part in practice throughout the start of camp, remaining of group drills and sometimes simply doing walk-throughs, efficiently keeping in while requesting for a brand-new offer.

He went back to complete involvement on Aug. 8 and Allen stated at the time that would be the expectation moving forward. He was a complete individual after that.

Gardner-Johnson had actually stated this summertime that he believed he was the very best nickel cornerback in the NFL.

The Saints have depth at cornerback after obtaining Bradley Roby in a with the Houston Texans last summertime and preparing Alontae Taylor in the 2nd round this year.

Gardner-Johnson, 24, was picked in the 4th round of the 2019 draft by the Saints. He published a career-high 3 interceptions last season and included 7 passes defensed, 2 sacks and 4 deals with for loss. He has actually 28 passes defensed over 3 seasons.

Safety was considered as the thinnest position on an otherwise sound Eagles lineup. They signed previous San Francisco 49ers security Jaquiski Tartt to a one-year handle June, however he had a peaceful summertime total and he likewise was launched.

Gardner-Johnson has the variety and position versatility protective planner Jonathan Gannon searches for in protective backs.

Harris, 30, played 6 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings prior to signing with the Eagles in complimentary firm in 2021. He had 72 deals with, an interception and 3 passes defensed over 14 video games last season, missing out on time with numerous injuries.

ESPN’s Katherine Terrell added to this report.

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