Dion Lewis Traded to Cleveland Browns
When Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner seemed to have blown out over the winter as they squabbled over the Chip Kelly hiring drama, it seemed as though the Eagles lost an ally.
When former Eagles front office man Tom Heckert was GM for the Browns prior to Banner’s arrival it was easy to swap spare parts. For example, the Eagles traded Mike Bell for Jerome Harrison in 2010. Sheldon Brown and Chris Gocong were also unloaded to Cleveland. However, that bridge seemed to be burned when Banner arrived.
Perhaps relations weren’t so icy after all.
It’s being reported that the Eagles sent spare part Dion Lewis to the Browns in exchange for linebacker Emmanuel Acho.
Lewis, who has been with the Eagles since 2011, received only 33 carries in his two years here despite showing flashes of ability. However, he was expendable given the emergence of Bryce Brown as well as the presence of Chris Polk. In exchange, the Eagles receive a fresh prospect in Acho.
Acho was drafted in the sixth round last season by the Browns. However, the linebacker out of Texas injured his knee and did not play a snap. Expect him to compete primarily for a back-up and special teams position as he attempts to build an NFL career.
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