Words by Jason Cordner

​With the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, some NFL teams are looking to shred contracts , while contenders are looking to add a major piece to a championship run. The Philadelphia Eagles are one of those contenders. The Miami Dolphins have traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fourth round pick.

The 24-year old running back is coming off a stellar 2016 season where he racked up 1,200 yards with eight touchdowns, although he has yet to find the endzone this season. LeGarrette Blount has received the majority of carries in the Eagles’ backfield through eight weeks, rushing for 467 yards and two touchdowns on 100 attempts.

The Eagles are a football team that’s on the brink of some pretty special things, and when you’re in the position the Eagles are in – 7-1 with a six-game winning streak and your eye on the No. 1 seed in the NFC – you do everything you can to get better.

The NFL trade deadline is today at 4pm ET, and according to that tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, we haven’t seen the last trade of the day.

Late last night, the New England Patriots agreed to trade their highly coveted backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2018 second round pick. Stay tuned to The Source for updated details.