Eagles grant All-Pro pass rusher Haason Reddick permission to seek a trade ahead of free agency


We wrote about Haason Reddick and the Eagles likely discussing a potential extension or the All-Pro pass rusher taking his talents elsewhere.

Ian Rapoport reports that Reddick has permitted Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman to seek a trade before the start of NFL free agency.

Reddick finished the year with 11.0 sacks and 38 tackles in 17 regular-season games, and he recorded double-digit sacks for the fourth consecutive season, leading his team in that category and tying for 15th in the NFL.

Had Nolan Smith shown that he was ready to be an elite pass rusher, the idea would have been to cut Reddick, saving the Eagles $11 million after the dead money allotment.

Outside of the sacks, though, Reddick’s numbers were poor by his standards.

His 38 tackles were the second-lowest mark of his career, and he didn’t force or recover a fumble after forcing five and recovering three last season. His snap share (74 percent) remained identical, indicating the drop-off wasn’t due to a lack of opportunities but mismanagement from coaches.

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