Report: Eagles, Patriots among teams interested in Janoris Jenkins

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We’re expecting a much more active NFL trade deadline than we’ve seen in the past. Recent trades of Carlos Hyde, Amari Cooper and Eli Apple prove this point.

Contending teams are looking to round out their rosters. Meanwhile, those cellar-dwelling squads are more focused on acquiring future draft capital. The 1-6 New York Giants are among those teams.

After dealing the above-mentioned Apple, it appears that fellow cornerback Janoris Jenkins is on the market. If so, CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are among the teams interested in the former Pro Bowler.

In no way should this be considered a surprise. We included all three teams in an article focusing on where Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson should end up. Jenkins himself would come at a much lower cost.

All three of these teams rank in the bottom nine of the NFL against the pass heading into Week 8. Pittsburgh has yielded the sixth-most passing yards and a 98.1 quarterback rating. New England ranks 27th against the pass. Meanwhile, the Eagles are giving up nearly 270 passing yards per game.

Whether New York would even entertain the idea of trading Jenkins within the division remains to be see. We do, however, know that the defending champion Eagles are in desperate need of an upgrade at cornerback.

Fasten your seat belts, football fans, the next week is going to be extremely active on the trade market.