For the fourth time since accepting the job as general manager of the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, Ryan Grigson has made a trade with the team that once employed him as their director of player personnel, the Philadelphia Eagles. Per Adam Schefter, the Colts have made a trade with the Eagles, swapping defensive end Clifton Geathers for fullback Stanley Havili.
Finally, new Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has a fullback to assist in his power running scheme.
Havili was a 7th round pick of the Eagles in 2011 after playing his college ball at USC. He spent much of 2011 on the Philly practice squad before eventually landing on their active roster.
When I asked my buddy Jason Brewer, who writers and edits Bleeding Green Nation, about Havili, he said:
He's not a battering ram-type FB, but he has gotten better and he's very versatile.
The Colts have made three previous trades with the Eagles since Grigson was hired as G.M. in Indy. Those trades included:
- DT Ollie Ogbu for CB D.J. Johnson
- A Colts 6th round draft pick in 2012 for RT Winston Justice and an Eagles 6th round pick in 2012
- CB Kevin Thomas for LB Moise Fokou and LB Greg Lloyd
Or, as Jason refers to them as "the Eagles were going to cut these guys anyway, so why not trade them" moves.