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Eagles trade QB Joe Flacco to Jets

Philadelphia Eagles
26 Oct 2021, 18:12 GMT+10

Dave Spadaro

The Eagles made a series of roster moves on Monday with the NFL trade deadline one week from Tuesday. Here are the moves ...

Quarterback Joe Flacco, signed in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, was traded to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2022. The team claimed quarterback Reid Sinnett off of waivers from Miami and released long snapper Rick Lovato. It has been reported that Lovato will return to the team later this week.

Flacco served as the backup to starter Jalen Hurts through seven games in his 14th NFL season. The acquisition of the draft pick gives the Eagles 11 selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Eagles also have Gardner Minshew on the active roster and he will move up to become the team's backup to Hurts on Sunday in Detroit.

Sinnett played collegiately at San Diego and became a starter in his senior season when he threw for 32 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Sinnett completed 66.9 percent of his passes that season for the Toreros and passed for 3,528 yards. Sinnett signed with Tampa Bay in 2020 as an undrafted rookie and spent a couple of weeks on the Bucs' practice squad before joining Miami's practice squad. He was on the active roster for two games in 2020 and then reverted to the practice squad after each game.

Sinnett was waived by Miami as the Dolphins reduced their roster to 53 players in September and signed to the Miami practice squad. He was waived by the Dolphins on October 23 and claimed by the Eagles on Monday.

"We feel really good about Gardner being our No. 2," head coach Nick Sirianni said. "Reid had a lot of good plays in preseason this year. We thought we added a good prospect to our roster. As far as Joe goes, Joe was just a great person to be around, a great pro to be around. Had a phenomenal preseason and was really good for our room, but an opportunity arose for him to go ahead and contribute somewhere else and obviously us getting a pick for that. Our time with Joe Flacco was really good. We really appreciated him and everything that he did. He's a great pro and you can see why he won so many games when he was with Baltimore and all the other places that he's been."

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