According to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, today the Arizona Cardinals lowered their demands for Anquan Boldin to a second-round pick and other considerations.
In my preview of Eagles need in the draft">what the Eagles need in the draft, I stated that it was not worth trading a first- and a third-round pick to acquire Boldin.
I am not backing down from that approach; I still hold that it is not worth trading for Boldin if it costs Philadelphia this year's first-round draft choice.
But now that the terms have changed, the Eagles have to pull the trigger on this trade.
Look at it this way: The Eagles get the most talked-about receiver in the league and still have their first selection.
I said that drafting Knowshon Moreno would be like winning the lottery. Well, this would be like winning the jackpot. And trading this year's second-round pick would not eliminate the possibility of moving up in the draft.
The Birds could still trade the 21st pick in the first round and then a third or fourth rounder in this year to move up to 14th or 15th to snag Moreno before the Chargers have a chance at him at 16.
Donovan McNabb told the Eagles to get him some playmakers, but no playmakers have been acquired yet.
Philly already made a huge splash by acquiring Jason Peters from the Buffalo Bills; now it's time for them to make the biggest move of the offseason.
To Joe Banner: Make this deal happen and pay the man the big bucks.
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