PHILADELPHIA – With the trade deadline looming in less than 24 hours, the Eagles made a minor move on Monday afternoon, sending veteran defensive tackle Kentavius Street to the Atlanta Falcons for what amounts to future draft positioning.
The Eagles also gave Atlanta a 2025 seventh-round pick in the deal for a 2024 conditional sixth-round pick from the Falcons.
We've traded DL Kentavius Street and a 2025 7th-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2024 sixth-round pick. pic.twitter.com/NQnRuibMO4
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 30, 2023
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Street must play in six of the Falcons’ games moving forward for the Eagles to get the sixth-round selection. Presumably, it would be a seventh-round pick if Street does not reach that bar, although that has not been confirmed.
Sources: The #Falcons are trading for some defensive help, bringing in #Eagles DT Kentavius Street in a late-round pick swap. It’s a conditional 2024 sixth rounder (if he plays in at least 6 games) in exchange for a 2025 7th rounder. pic.twitter.com/Th92HQXQzc
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2023
With Jordan Davis (hamstring) and Jalen Carter (back) banged up, Street played 22 snaps (31 percent of the team’s total of 72) in Sunday’s 38-31 shootout win over Washington. That was one rep off Street’s high-water mark with the Eagles: 23 against the New York Jets on Oct. 15 in the 7-1 Eagles’ lone loss of the season.
Street, who signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia back in March, played in all eight games he was in South Philadelphia and started against the Jets when Carter was out due to an injury. He finished his tenure with six tackles in 87 total reps, usually as the fifth defensive tackle on the NFL’s deepest front behind Fletcher Cox, Davis, Carter, and Milton Williams.
The Falcons needed help because their star DT Grady Jarrett suffered a season-ending ACL tear during a 28-23 loss to Tennessee on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eagles felt comfortable moving Street because an MRI on Carter’s back Monday morning revealed nothing major and the belief is that the star rookie could be ready for Dallas on Sunday, according to a source.
This is Street’s sixth NFL season after entering the league as a fourth-round pick by San Francisco in 2019 out of North Carolina State. He spent his first four seasons with the 49ers and played 2022 with New Orleans before signing with the Eagles.
In 60 career games with five starts, Street has amassed 6 ½ career sacks, along with 13 quarterback hits and 42 pressures, including 3 ½ of those quarterback takedowns and 21 pressures with the Saints last season when Ryan Nielsen was the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. Nielsen is now the Falcons’ DC.
The Eagles have two DTs on the practice squad (Thomas Booker and Noah Elliss) but it’s unlikely either will be promoted now that Street has exited. The Eagles need roster spots for the impending return of right guard Cam Jurgens from injured reserve, as well as veteran receiver Julio Jones, who will need to be added after the Cowboys game in Week 9 when his three PS elevations are exhausted.
The trade deadline is at 4 ET on Tuesday.