PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles are trading wide receiver Jalen Rieger for the Minnesota Vikings, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In return, the Eagles receive a 2023 seventh-round NFL draft pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round pick that will be downgraded to a fifth-round pick if certain statistical marks are not met, sources told Schefter.
The Eagles selected Rekord 21st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. He defied expectations in his two seasons in Philadelphia, catching 65 passes for 695 yards with three touchdowns in two seasons. Those expectations were high as he had already been selected in one selection Justin Jefferson, who appears on the verge of Vikings stardom. Now, ironically, the two are teammates.
Recore made the Eagles’ initial 53-man roster after his most consistent offseason as a pro.
“When you look at Jalen, one of the things one of our scouts said to me today, I think he’s one of the only guys that practices every day,” general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday. “The guy brought it every day. He worked on his craft. He had a great attitude, great energy. Obviously, he’s a talented guy. He’s 23 years old.
“We’re going to do whatever we think is in the best interest of the team, and we felt there was no doubt in our minds that he deserved a role on this team.”
The Vikings are set with Jefferson at the top of the depth chart, Adam Thielen And KJ Osborne. But they had a need for depth after the No. 4 receiver PC Johnson A torn ACL suffered last week sidelined the sophomore Ihmir Smith-Marcet and newcomer Jalen Naylor Behind him.
It was the third trade in two days for the Vikings, who acquired the defensive tackle on Tuesday Ross Blacklock Houston also sent an offensive lineman from the Texans Chris Reid For the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert contributed to this report.