MIAMI GARDENS – Ugo Amadi — we hardly knew you.
Amadi’s tenure in Philadelphia lasted all of eight days when the Eagles sent him to Tennessee, along with a 2023 seventh-round pick in exchange for a sixth-round selection in 2023.
The Eagles had acquired Amadi on Aug. 15 in a player-for-player deal that sent disappointing 2019 second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to Seattle.
A safety in college at Oregon, Amadi spent most of his time with the Seahawks playing as a slot cornerback and contributing on special teams.
Philadelphia also used Amadi in a similar fashion in his short time with the organization. In hindsight, though, it became clear that Howie Roseman wanted a late-round pick for JJAW, and needed a third team to generate it.
Essentially the Eagles’ ended up trading Arcega-Whiteside and the seventh-rounder for a sixth-round pick.
The trade seemed curious at the time because the Eagles had so many young CBs that they claimed to like and now that the other shoe has dropped, that indeed seems to be the case.
The path to Amadi in Philadelphia would have seemed to be special teams and his quick movement is another good sign for players like Josiah Scott and Andre Chachere, who have cross-trained at slot CB and safety, and are solid special-teams players.
“Typically, you have corners that slide inside or you have safeties that can slide inside it’s really their skill set for those two guys kind of fit, within our scheme, what we are asking those guys to do,” defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon said of Scott and Chachere. “They have both done a good job with it.”
In another roster move Wednesday, Philadelphia reached an injury settlement with Jimmy Moreland and waived the CB off injured reserve.
The Eagles will finish joint practices with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday in advance of Saturday’s preseason game.