By Lewis Gould
Here’s another trade tidbit that Eagles Nation can chew on until 4 p.m. today:
Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star is reporting that the 2-6 Colts could be open to moving 34-year-old running back Frank Gore and that “at least two teams have discussed the possibility” of acquiring the five-time Pro Bowl selection.
One of those teams, according to a report, was the Eagles.
Citing an anonymous source, Crossing Broad said the “Eagles made this call,” and if Philly has any interest in bulking up on pass-blocking backs in the wake of left tackle Jason Peters’ injury, there’s reason to believe they actually did.
The Inky’s Zach Berman suggested as much:
Holder suggested Gore would “likely be receptive to the idea” of moving to a contender at this stage in his career, and the Eagles are the closest thing to a contender with an NFL-best 7-1 record. Ironically, the former 49ers back was reported to have agreed to a contract with Philly in 2015 before backtracking and landing with the Colts once free agency officially kicked off.