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With Eagles RB Dion Lewis On The Trade Block, Colts Should Have Interest

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Lewis seems like a prime candidate for another "we were gonna cut these guys anyway so why not trade them" trade between the Eagles and the Colts!

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Per a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles have put third year runningback Dion Lewis on the trading block. Lewis was drafted in the fifth round by Philly back in 2011, and since then he's amassed 171 total rushing yards, two touchdowns, and a 4.8 yards-per-carry average.

To give you an idea of how little the Eagles seem to care for Lewis's services going forward, here's Jason Brewer of BGN:

If I was [Eagles general manager] Howie Roseman... I wouldn't expect my phone to be blowing up.

As Zach Berman points out, the writing may have been on the wall when Chip Kelly discussed the Eagles RBs at the league meetings mentioning McCoy, Brown & Polk but not Lewis...

Lewis seems to have fallen out of favor with the new regime in Philly, which makes him a prime candidate for another "we were gonna cut these guys anyway so why not trade them" trade between the Eagles and the Colts!

We recently saw this sort of trade when the Eagles sent fullback Stanley Havili to the Colts in exchange for Colts defensive end Clifton Geathers.

Runningback is a need for the Colts going into the 2013 NFL Draft. Vick Ballard is a quality starter, but he's not someone this team can lean on for 25 carries a game over sixteen games.