Eagles Trade RB Dion Lewis, Deprive Colts Of Yet Another Trade Opportunity

Matt Sullivan

We saw Dion Lewis as another logical trade between Indianapolis and Philadelphia. Alas, it was not to be.

The Eagles are now cheating on the Colts and Ryan Grigson.

Prior to today, it was Grigson who got to make the "we were going to cut these guys anyway, but instead we'll trade them" moves with his former employers in Philadelphia. Now, Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman has a new "backdoor man": Cleveland Browns president Joe Banner, who used to be Roseman and Grigson's boss when all three worked together in the City of Brotherly Love.

From BGN:

Multiple sources are reporting that the Eagles have traded RB Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns for LB Emmanuel Acho.

We reported last week that Lewis had been put on the trading block by the Eagles and evidently it did not take long for Howie Roseman to unload the 3rd year RB to his former boss, Joe Banner. Lewis had 13 carries for 69 yards and a TD last season. Over 2 years with the Eagles he's carried the ball 36 times.

Sigh.

We saw Dion Lewis as another logical trade between Indianapolis and Philadelphia. Alas, it was not to be. I'm sure Ryan Grigson is crying in his pillow right now after ripping up all the tear-stained love letters he'd kept from Roseman.

Later, Grigson will eat a pint of Ben & Jerry's, watch a DVR pre-record of Swamp People, and feel better about himself.

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